Ukraine’s stance on Kosovo is dictated by its desire to keep a neutral status and defend its peacemakers.

According to an UNIAN correspondent to Brussels, deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev claimed this to journalists today.

“We would like to have a neutral approach”, he said.

The deputy Minister stressed that at present 500 Ukrainian peacemakers serve in Kosovo within frames of KFOR and the UN Military Police Mission.

“If Ukraine chooses any position, the security of our peacemakers will be put in question”, K.Yeliseyev stressed.