Monday, June 19, 2006

Kosovo Working Toward Stability, Top Leaders Tell US Rice

WASHINGTON (AP)--Kosovo's top leaders said they told the U.S. secretary of state in a meeting Monday that they are working to build a modern, multiethnic country.

"We are looking for Kosovo to become a normal country," Prime Minister Agim Ceku told reporters after he and President Fatmir Sejdiu met with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Ceku said he and Sejdiu assured Rice that they were capable of running a stable, democratic country, but that Kosovo needed resources from the U.S. to help transform itself.

Kosovo, formally a province of Serbia, has been administered by the United Nations since NATO's 1999 air war forced Serb forces to end a crackdown on separatist ethnic Albanians and relinquish control over the region.

Talks are under way to determine whether Kosovo becomes an independent state or remains attached to Serbia.

Ethnic Albanians in Kosovo insist on full independence, while the minority Serbs and Belgrade want the province to remain within Serbia.

Before Monday's meeting, the U.S. State Department was stressing the need for Kosovo's leaders to build confidence with minority communities, State Department spokeswoman Nancy Beck said.

Ceku said the majority of people in Kosovo understand that it is "in their best interest to accommodate minorities."

14 comments:

Cvijus011 said...

Nice words, but unfortunatelly very little has been done to really achieve stability.

Dardania 2006 said...

According to you.

A lot has been done.

We've gone from being an occupied nation, under the Serb terror...

...to forgiving and building a state in just 7 years...


...a state that does not harbour war criminals in its parliament and does not live in denial of what they did to their neighbours.

Montenegro is EU ready.
Kosova will be very soon.
Serbia has a long way to go with such mentality.

Serbs In Kosovo are in Danger said...

Unfortunately Albanians in Kosovo are more interested in ethnic cleansing Serbs from Kosovo then living with them. The number one priority for Albanians in an independent Kosovo is to get rid of the remaining Serbs.

mitrovica pika pika said...

Why is that unfortunate.

Michael Petersen said...

Skip this bull shit. Serbs are in danger. What danger.

Try to think forvard and stop complaining all day long.

Serbs are not in danger, nor Albanians either.

Skip the BS becouse today all the world know what happened in balkan and the serbian lies do not work any more.

And do not talk about ethnic cleansing if you are a Serb, it was Serbia who put this word in our dictionary.

Se the defeniton of Ethnic Cleansing here.
http://www.answers.com/topic/ethnic-cleansing

mitrovica pika pika said...

Minorities are always at fault in Serbia. Will they ever change.



Bulatovic stated that extremist and criminal activities in the territory of Kosovo are still affecting the entire region and that the safety of the Serb population in the province is significantly threatened.
Bulatovic said that after a longer period of time, Albanian extremists in southern Serbia are again focusing some of their activities on terrorism. Certain individuals who support radical Islam are threatening security in the Raska region, by causing random incidents.
In Vojvodina, extremists from the ranks of the national minorities are using current political processes, the resolution of Kosovo's final status and the dissolution of the state union, to achieve their separatist goals, under the mask of new initiatives, said Bulatovic.
He added that activities undertaken by certain extremist members of the national minorities have been registered in the regions where they have not been reported so far, and that the authorities are also monitoring the neo-Nazi and right-wing groups that are active in Belgrade and Novi Sad.

Cvijus011 said...

Gravestones desecrated

20 June 2006 | 12:34 | Source: Radio KiM
LIPLJAN -- According to sources, 16 gravestones were destroyed in an orthodox cemetery located in a village near Lipljan.

According to Serbian sources in central Kosovo, groundskeepers noticed the desecrated gravestones this morning.

The acts of vandalism were reported to KFOR and the Kosovo police.

In the village of Staro Gracko, where the cemetary is located, Albanian extremists killed 14 harvesters on July 23, 1999. No arrest were made regarding the incident.

mitrovica pika pika said...

they probably mean former rapists and murderers. Should us albanians accept these sick fucks to operate with impunity in our country.


Kosovo Serbs Recruit Former Soldiers for Defense
By BRANISLAV KRSTIC, REUTERS, MITROVICA, SERBIA


Serbs in northern Kosovo have recruited hundreds of former Yugoslav army soldiers to defend them from attacks by ethnic Albanians pushing for independence for the province, Serb officials said on June 20.
It is the latest sign of resistance among the Serb minority in the United Nations-run province to the drive for independence by the two million ethnic Albanian majority. U.N.-led talks look likely to give Kosovo some form of independence before year-end.
Officials in the north, home to 50,000 Serbs, said 385 former Yugoslav reservists had been employed by municipalities to "organize defense in the event of extremist violence."
"We have been forced into such a move because of police ineffectiveness, and the cover-up of crimes and their perpetrators," Zvecan mayor Dragisa Milovic told Reuters. Officially, the "Civil Defence Service" will not be armed.
The north, adjacent to central Serbia, cut ties last month with Albanian authorities in the capital -- a move some analysts said was a precursor to a Serb bid to partition the province.
The Serb police and army, then the Yugoslav army under late strongman Slobodan Milosevic, were forced from Kosovo in 1999 when NATO bombed to halt the killing and ethnic cleansing of Albanian civilians in a two-year war with separatist guerrillas.
Around half the Serb population fled a wave of revenge attacks. The 100,000 who stayed live on the margins of society.
Kosovo’s outgoing U.N. governor, Soren Jessen-Petersen, will tell the U.N. Security Council on June 20 that Kosovo Albanian leaders have made strides in improving the rights and security of the remaining Serbs -- something U.N. and Western diplomats say is key to clinching independence.
The Serbs say this is a lie and blame a recent spate of violence on Albanians bent on driving them out.
Jessen-Petersen, in a report seen in advance by Reuters, will say the rate of ethnically-motivated crime is falling.
Direct talks on Kosovo’s fate began in February in Vienna under U.N. mediation. The crunch issue of status should be on the table in late July, with Western powers determined to end seven years of limbo in Kosovo by the end of the year.
Diplomats say the West favors independence, but fear a bid by Serbs in the north to partition Kosovo, a move seen certain to spark Albanian retaliation and force thousands to flee.
The U.N. has contingency plans for the exodus of 50,000 Serbs if Kosovo splits from Serbia. The 17,000-strong NATO peace force said this month it would bolster mobile units in the north by reopening a military base there.

NYoutlawyer said...

You don't have a country within Serbia, you albo fucking hemorrhoid of Europe.

NYoutlawyer said...

OK, this is the way I see it. Albos say the honorable Serbian people have tried to eradicate albos from the Balkans since the Battle of Kosovo. Who really knows? History and it's books are usually biased, depending on who is writing them.

At this point, both sides (honorable Serbian people and albos) should just bury the hatchet and let bygones be bygones. I am in favor of that.

Let's face it, albo Kosovar government is TOTALLY incapable of running an independent nation. Do they want the UN there for decades? The albo radical fringes within Kosovo would go ballistic, maybe civil war.

Take the Serbian offer of full autonomy, work on improving the lives of the common Kosovo citizen. Get them out of the Stone Age.

Like Draskovic said, "You cannot eat independence".

B.B. said...

to outhouse lawyer ,you serbs are about as honorable as the paper i wipe my ass with. the way i see it with your line of thinking you should hope we get independence, then we kill ourselves b-cause we are primitive terrorists who cant get along. then when we have all killed ourselves like the savages we are, the scumbags, oops imeant serbs could have kosova all to themselves.honorable LMFAO

NYoutlawyer said...

Who gives a fuck about albos? Kill yourselves and do the world a favor. Bye, bye.

NYoutlawyer said...

Please, kill your fucking selves and do the world a favor. Fucking albos are the shit that Europe is trying to wipe off it's ass. You are a debit, not an asset. Do you understand simple accounting?

B.B. said...

OUTHOUSE lawyer u crack me up . Listen just tell me where to meet you i will make a special trip just to see a "REAL HONORABLE SERB" i wuold love to meet one. Then you can explain basic acct. to me. Then maybe my whole life wouldn't have been wasted rooting for the wrong side ie: ALBANIANS. Please show me the way. But be warned if you don't bring me in to the light ,you might make me mad, youwouldn't like me when I'm mad. LMFAO

ps: before you tell me to lick you're balls or suck your dick or whatever perversion you want me to perform on you I must tell you I'm flattered but I'm not gay, but good luck with that, we do live in an open society,I hope you find love somewhere. I hope his dicksize pleases you to!!!!!!