The Republic of Palau has revoked its 2009 decision to recognise Kosovo as independent state, Pristina based Klan Kosova TV reports.
A source told the TV channel the withdrawal of recognition from Palau came following a diplomatic pressure of Serbia and Russia. Recently Serbia has launched a diplomatic offensive against Kosovo’s statehood claiming that several countries have derecognised Kosovo, a claim that Kosovo authorities have denied.
On Friday, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told media in Belgrade announced that a country will revoke Kosovo’s recognition without elaborating further. But the TV channel Klan Kosova has learned that Republic of Palau in the western Pacific has withdrawn its recognition. Officials of Kosovo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have denied such a claim. The Government of Kosovo in November 2018 imposed 100 percent tariffs for all imports of Serbia to counter diplomatic offensive of Belgrade against Kosovo’s statehood and after failed bid of Kosovo to join Interpol. Serbian diplomacy claims 12 countries have revoked recognition of Kosovo, but Foreign Ministry of Kosovo is rebutting Belgrade saying Serbia’s diplomacy and its media are spreading fake news. The Republic of Palau recognised Kosovo on 9 March 2009.