Koha Ditore carries an interview that Foreign Minister of Serbia and Montenegro Vuk Draskovic gave to Beta News Agency.
Draskovic said during the interview that an independent Kosovo would be a cancer for Serbia and the Balkans and reiterated the stance that Belgrade is offering Kosovo something ‘more than autonomy less than independence’.
‘An independent Kosovo would be economically isolated from Serbia and would not have any chance of surviving economically, so it would soon turn into a place of social riots and blood feuds among Albanians themselves’, Draskovic said.
To support his belief that Brussels, Washington and New York will accept ‘Belgrade’s compromise’, Draskovic underlined that independence in Kosovo, against the will of Serbia, would imply that NATO did not bomb Serbia and Montenegro to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, but to ‘break an internationally recognized State and create another independent state within it’. It would be a most grievous violation of the UN Charter, he stressed.