Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Latest U.N. Security Council meetings fail to make progress on Kosovo

The UN Security Council met yesterday.  As expected, they failed to come to a conclusion on the status of Kosovo, or what steps might be taken next.  The US and EU seem to be supporting unilateral independence while Russia, and Serbia naturally, oppose it.

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council failed to bridge deep divisions over the future of Kosovo on Wednesday and Western countries said they would take the lead in steering the province to independence from Serbia. With Western backing, Kosovo's 90 percent Albanian majority is preparing to declare independence within weeks, setting up a showdown with Serbia and its big power backer Russia. "The potential for a negotiated solution is now exhausted," a joint statement by the EU ambassadors on the council and the United States said.

via International Herald Tribune