Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright has commented on the situation in Crimea and the comparisons that have been made to Kosovo.
Asked if the US is using double standards, given that they allowed Kosovo to separate from former Yugoslavia, while Crimea is not allowed to separate from Ukraine, Albright said that such an analogy cannot be made.
“Absolutely not. Kosovo’s situation was entirely different to that in Crimea today. Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia separated. What happened there was a result of domestic developments. Russia never understood what was happening in Kosovo and it constantly tried to block the aspiration of people who wanted independence,” Albright said.
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