BERLIN -- Status proposal leaves the issue open; Western governments count on Kosovo to unilaterally declare independence.Spiegel speculates that UN special Kosovo envoy Martti Ahtisaari's top secret draft outlines a complicated road that should, if possible by summer, lead to Kosovo’s secession from Serbia without any major outbreaks of violence.“The basic premise is that Kosovo should declare its own independence, while it will be up to the international community to create the conditions necessary for this”, the German weekly writes.
In a couple of days Ahtisaari will issue a statement on Kosovo’s future without determining its final status. The next step will be the adoption of a UN resolution, the text of which has also been agreed on last week, according to Spiegel. “The resolution will also leave the status issue formally undetermined. However, it will serve to ivalidate Resolution 1244. With that legal obstacle out of the way, Kosovo could declare independence”, the magazine concludes.
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