Gracanica, 25 July: The head of the French office in Pristina, Thierry Reynhard, has told Kosovo County head Srdjan Vasic that Kosovo will become independent, adding that the Contact Group and the UN are behind this project.
Vasic told SRNA that Reynhard had told him that the Serbian monasteries and churches, which have been proclaimed world heritage and are under UNESCO protection, would be exempt from this status.
Vasic warned Reynhard that Serbs would refuse to live in an independent Kosovo.
"If Kosovo becomes independent, we will witness a new wave of refugees and the province will become a monoethnic community without the Serbs and others who are currently striving for a multiethnic and democratic Kosovo-Metohija as part of Serbia," Vasic said.
He warned that the Serbs will not accept nor participate in the realization of a project creating a Gracanica municipality as part of the Gracanica local community unit.
Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1021 gmt 25 Jul 05