Ukraine Recognized Kosovo Passports

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Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine said the official Kiev will be able to move towards Kosovo's independence recognition, taking such small steps. Ukraine has taken a step towards recognizing the independence of the self-proclaimed state of Kosovo, a former autonomous province within Serbia. This announced Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily Bodnar in an interview with the Albanian TV channel RTV Ora. “Last year, we made the decision to work with Kosovo passports. Now our ambassador here and ambassadors in other parts of the world have received instructions to recognize these passports and not restrict travel,” he said. According to the Deputy Foreign Minister, starting with such small steps, official Kiev will be able to move towards some results with respect to Kosovo. Recall, the autonomous region of Kosovo, populated mainly by Albanians unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February 2008. The USA, a number of EU countries, Australia, New Zealand and a number of other states have recognized its independence. Russia, China, Iran, Spain, Greece, Serbia and other countries do not recognize the Kosovo’s independence. Ukraine has not officially recognized the independence of Kosovo either. Kosovo's independence was preceded by civil war.