Excerpt from report by Montenegrin radio on 19 February
[Announcer] Here is a report from BETA correspondent Snezana Bogavac from Vienna on the start of Kosovo talks:
[Reporter] One day before the start of Albanian-Serb talks on Kosovo in Vienna UN special envoy for Kosovo status talks Marti Ahtisaari said that Kosovo would become independent. In an interview to German Der Spiegel magazine Ahtisaari said that parameters were clear and that the international community decided that the current status could not be maintained. At a London meeting the Contact Group reached an agreement that the population of Kosovo should finally decide on what the future of Kosovo would be - 90 per cent of the population are Albanians - what do you think, what will their decision be, Ahtisaari said.
The UN envoy also said that Belgrade could not count on realizing its political, economic and national goals if it failed to cooperate in the appropriate way in the search for a solution on the status of Kosovo.