Kosovo: 6 Russians, 5 Serbs detained near border with Serbia

The Kosovo police say they have detained six Russian and five Serb nationals for illegally crossing the border from Serbia.

The force said in a statement that those detained Tuesday were traveling in two vehicles when they were stopped near the Kosovo-Serbia border.

They are being held by the border police and authorities have notified Russia's diplomatic office in Kosovo.

Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, a move not recognized by Moscow or Belgrade.