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Serbia president criticizes Kosovo Serbs

Serbia president criticizes Kosovo Serbs

Serbia's president is criticizing plans by hardline Serbs in Kosovo's tense north to hold a referendum on whether to accept ethnic Albanian rule.
Boris Tadic says the referendum _ planned for Feb. 14-15 _ would deepen the crisis and "provoke international reaction."
He added Friday that "the whole world knows they (the Serbs) don't accept Kosovo rule," and the referendum is not necessary.
Serbia and Kosovo Serbs reject Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence. Serbia insists Kosovo is part of Serbia, although the new country has been recognized by Washington and most EU nations.
Kosovo Serbs have blocked roads to prevent the Pristina government from asserting authority. This has caused incidents with NATO peacekeepers and blocked Serbia's EU bid.


Updated : 2020-12-01 19:06 GMT+08:00