As Mr Putin arrived in Kosovo, a guard of honour of Russian peacekeepers met him at Pristina airport.
The President was then driven to the headquarters of a Russian peacekeeping contingent at the village of Vrelo. Mr Putin presented government awards to six servicemen who had distinguished themselves in the performance of their peacekeeping duties.
Mr Putin also met with top commanders of the Russian military contingent to discuss the military-political situation at Kosovo.
The President said the international community should take measures to isolate armed extremists and terrorists in southern Serbia and Macedonia and eliminate channels for financing militants.