Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Putin against the independence of Kosovo

Koha Ditore reports that Serbia has secured one vote within the Contact Group.
The paper notes that the Russian President Vladimir Putin indicated on Monday
Russian support for Belgrade on the eve of status talks. Putin reportedly told
Serbian President Tadic that the disintegration of Serbia and Montenegro was
unacceptable.

According to Koha Ditore, the Serbian President made indirect threats for
problems in Bosnia if Kosovo wins its independence. “If Albanians want to use
the right for self-determination and creation of an independent state, other parties
should have the same right, which would lead to destabilization and
disintegration,” Tadic was quoted as saying. F.F

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