George Patsourakos posted on his blog Theology and Society (here) about the recent developments in Serbia’s diplomacy in defending Kosovo. Instead of challenging Kosovo’s independence they “bowed to intense European and U.S. pressure at the last minute, and dropped its UN resolution, thus clearing the way for settlement talks between Belgrade and the Kosovo Albanian leadership, according to the Guardian website.”
The new resolution reads as follows:
Guided by the principles contained in the UN Charter,
Bearing in mind its functions and authorities stemming from the UN Charter,
Referring to its Resolution 63/3 of 8 October 2008,
Aware that an agreement has not been reached between the sides on the consequences of the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo from Serbia,
Taking into account the fact that one-sided secession cannot be an accepted way for resolving territorial issues,
1. Acknowledges the Advisory opinion of the ICJ passed on 22 July 2010 on whether the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo is in line with international law,
2. Calls on the sides to find a mutually acceptable solution for all disputed issues through peaceful dialogue, with the aim of achieving peace, security and cooperation in the region.
3. Decides to include in the interim agenda of the 66th session an item namely: “Further activities following the passing of the advisory opinion of the ICJ on whether the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo is in line with international law.”
(Source: Serbianna website, here)
Also, posted on Serbianna was this interesting piece: “Kosovo Serbs May Seek Russian Citizenship”. “If that [UN] resolution gets accepted and Serbia’s President Tadic accepts it without the agreement from Russia, we will initiate a drive to have the Russian citizenship granted to Serbs in Kosovo because Russia knows how to shield its citizens no matter where they live,” said Milan Ivanovic, leader of the Serbian National Committee for the Northern Kosovo.
Read full story here.