Double standards are being applied the cases of Crimea and Kosovo, says Czech President Milos Zeman.

“I criticized the separation of Kosovo from Serbia, considering it to be an obvious violation of a UN Security Council resolution (1244), which guaranteed the territorial integrity of Serbia with Kosovo,” Zeman told the Czech TV Barrandov.

“However, what happened is what’s called ‘double standards’. While the referendum in the Crimea was an annexation, everything is fine when Kosovo becomes independent against the said resolution of the Security Council,” Zeman observed.

The president noted tat he reacted to the proclamation of Kosovo’s independence by refusing to send the Czech ambassador to Pristina, while there is still no representative of Kosovo in Prague.