Klitschko denies making statements on Serbia and Kosovo

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Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko denied media reports that he compared Ukranians to Kosovo Albanians who battled a Serbian invasion.

Klitschko was quoted by Kosovo media as telling the Swiss Albanian-language portal Le Canton27.ch as thanking Kosovo for supporting Ukraine. „Thank you Kosovo for all the support and thank you Albanians too. Just as you got to liberate yourselves from Serbia we’ll also liberate our land from Russia,” he is reported to have said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

A post on his Facebook profile said that his supposed quote was reported by Internet media.

„Friends! Some foreign internet media, including Russian ones, have started to copy supposedly my „quote“ regarding Serbia and Albania. I did not make that comment. And before they reprint this kinda information and quote anything, journalists should look for audio or video evidence of such exclusivity,“ he said in the Facebook post.