Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive
Prishtina [Pristina], 13 September: The government reacted today to the International Crisis Group [ICG] report about the situation in Mitrovice [Kosovska Mitrovica], reconfirming its stance that no division on ethnic lines will be allowed.
Deputy Prime Minister Adem Salihaj said: "We will allow no form of partition of Kosova [Kosovo], and this is the stance of the international community in Kosova, as well."
"The ideas that generate interethnic problems and that encourage ambitions for division are unacceptable," Salihaj said.
He admitted that "the situation in Mitrovice is not as we wish." However he said that "there is a progress in direction of putting Mitrovice into the frames that we wish."
"We all are working not to call Mitrovice North the northern part of the city," he added.
The ICG in its latest report warned that the international community is not doing enough to keep the promise that the resolution of Kosova status will not include partition of its territory.
The ICG report emphasized that UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] and Kfor [NATO-led Kosovo Force] have failed in fulfilment of their mandate in the divided city of Mitrovice.
Meanwhile the Belgrade daily Kurir has published yesterday a story, citing Serb Intelligence Service sources as saying that "Albanian extremists are preparing an armed attack in north Mitrovice."
According to this daily, after 15 September some Albanians will cross into Mitrovice North to organize an uprising.
Oliver Ivanovic, one of the Kosova Serbs leaders, said that this could not happen. There is no Kosova Albanian leader who would do such a thing, he added.
Meanwhile reliable sources confirmed to KosovaLive that a telecommunication company has installed some cameras over the main Bridge and on some other areas across Iber River, which are being used by Kfor for controlling of situation.
Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 13 Sep 05