[Announcer] Following some statements from the international community to the effect that this year is the crucial year for the settlement of the status of Kosovo and Metohija, Serbian and state union officials are announcing a diplomatic offensive. Kosovo's future will be not be determined by Serbs or Albanians, but by the international community. It is up to our country to prevent the province's independence by vigorous diplomatic activities, Serbian President Boris Tadic has stated for Radio Beograd First Channel.
[Tadic] When one says there is no change of borders, our interpretation is that there is no change of Serbia and Montenegro's borders. When international community officials say that, then they mean that there is no change of borders between Kosovo and central Serbia. In that sense, they interpret Kosovo's borders as something that is unchangeable. The thing is, this attitude does not help solve the problem. We have to fight against Kosovo's independence. We have to launch extremely vigorous diplomatic activities, exert pressure on all centres of decision-making. Since as I have no reason to falsify the reality we are living in, and I particularly feel obliged to keep the citizens aware of the reality that we are living in, I am going to repeat that the future of Kosovo in the end will not be determined either by Serbs or Albanians. It will be determined by international institutions, the UN Security Council above all. The Contact Group too is going to play a key role in that.
Source: Radio Belgrade in Serbian 1300 gmt 19 May 05