Kosovo independence a blow to international law - Moscow Patriarchate

Moscow, February 18, Interfax - Kosovan Albanians need to remember that you cannot build a peaceful and successful life at somebody else's expense, the Russian Orthodox Church said.

FJCR fears tragic consequences of Kosovo independence

Moscow, February 18, Interfax - The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) predicts "the most tragic consequences" of unilateral declaration of the Kosovo independence.

Moscow Patriarchate representative in Brussels wishes courage, patience to Kosovan Serbs

Moscow, February 18, Interfax - Bishop of Vienna and Austria Hilarion, who represents the Russian Church at European international organizations, has said he hopes the Orthodox residents of Kosovo "to face continuing sufferings with courage and patience."

Public Statement Issued by the Holy Synod of Bishops on the Latest Developments in Kosovo and Metohija

During its extraordinary session held at the Patriarchy on the 17th of February 2008, the following statement on the latest developments in Kosovo and Metohija was issued by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, aimed at the national and international public:

Prime minister Kostunica: Proclamation of phoney state on Serbia’s territory result of US policy of force

Војислав Коштуница

Belgrade, Feb 17, 2008 - Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica stressed that the unilateral declaration of the phoney state of Kosovo-Metohija today on Serbia's territory is unprecedented lawlessness which is the result of a destructive, cruel and immoral US policy of force.