May 28, 2019 / 1:18 PM / 2 months ago

Kosovo releases Russian U.N. worker detained by police

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kosovo released a Russian national working for the United Nations on Tuesday, the United Nations mission in Kosovo said, after Moscow demanded that Pristina release him.

The Russian was detained in a Serb-populated municipality in Kosovo’s north during a police operation there.

The U.N. mission said the Russian and another U.N. staff member who was also detained had been released and were receiving treatment for injuries.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Angus MacSwan

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