Pristina/Belgrade_(dpa) _ Kosovo assembly speaker Nexhat Daci on Wednesday completely rejected any possibility of creating a Serb entity in Serbia's breakaway province.
"Everything that has a tendency to physically segregate Kosovo, on the basis of ethnicity or entities, will not succeed," Daci said after a meeting with Soren Jessen-Petersen, head of the U.N. Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
Belgrade's platform for talks on the future status of Kosovo proposes the creation of a Serb entity in the province, which would include all areas where Serbs live in significant numbers, as well as Serbian Orthodox religious centres.
U.N.-mediated talks on the status of Kosovo began last November, while late January will see the start of direct negotiations between delegations from Belgrade and Pristina, to be held in Vienna.
Formally still a province of Serbia, Kosovo has been administered by the U.N. since mid-1999, when NATO expelled Serbian forces from the province.
The majority ethnic Albanians in Kosovo demand quick independence for the province, while Serbia refuses to give up sovereignty and offers wide autonomy instead.