Monday, March 27, 2006

Serbia: U.N. supports Kosovo Albanians

BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro, March 24 (UPI) -- A Serbian government official has accused the U.N. civilian mission in Kosovo of supporting ethnic Albanian separatists in the southern Serbian province.

Sanda Raskovic-Ivic, president of the Serbian government coordinating committee for Kosovo, in a letter to Soren Jessen-Petersen, the chief of the U.N. mission in Kosovo, charged that Jessen-Petersen was one of the "most influential promoters of the goals of Albanian separatists."

Raskovic-Ivic's letter was in reaction to Jessen-Petersen's call that Western countries ignore Serbia's arrest warrant on Agim Ceku, Kosovo's prime minister, for alleged war crimes in Kosovo in 1999.

In March 1999, the U.S. led-NATO forces bombarded Serbia and Montenegro, at the time ruled by the Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, to prevent what it described as a humanitarian catastrophe of ethnic Albanians fleeing Kosovo because of abuses by Serbian military and police forces......(continued)....


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