Serbia pulls envoys as neighbours recognise Kosovo

Serbia is withdrawing its ambassadors from Hungary, Croatia and Bulgaria in response to their recognition of Kosovo as an independent state, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.


"This is a blow, it's a step backwards," Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic told B92 television in Belgrade. He said his counterparts in the three neighbouring states had told him they had been under heavy pressure to recognise Kosovo and had expressed hope they could keep good relations. (Reuters)