Following spike in tensions, Kosovo prosecutors request that Russian UN employee's diplomatic immunity be removed to allow criminal charges
Kosovo’s federal prosecutorial office has requested that the United Nations revoke the diplomatic immunity of Mikhail Krasnoshchekov, an employee of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. Krasnoshchekov was arrested during a May 28 special operation on the part of Kosovo’s military that targeted predominantly Serb-inhabited regions and therefore led to a sudden rise in tensions between Kosovo and Serbia.
The news outlet Insajderi reported that the Russian UN official stands accused of obstructing official actions and collaborating to perform criminal acts. During the operation that led to his arrest, he received a head injury; doctors plan to transfer him to Serbia for treatment. Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has not yet commented on the situation.