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The trouble is that before any plan has been published, Mr Putin and his ministers have already made clear they will only back a settlement if it has the support of Belgrade.
2 posted on 01/20/2007 7:11:09 AM PST by A. Pole (Serbian proverb: "Bog visoko, a Rusija daleko." [God is high above, and Russia is far away.])
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And this is inappropriate somehow because....?


3 posted on 01/20/2007 7:29:08 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin2
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[i]But the balance of power could still be a critical factor in the willingness of any future government at least to negotiate with the United Nations-appointed mediator, Martti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish president.[/i]

regardless of the election outcome the willingness of the future gov. to negotiate with UN will be the same: about autonomy yes, about independence (supervised or not) no.
7 posted on 01/20/2007 8:08:29 AM PST by Tamodaleko
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Like it or not Russia is doing Western Europe a favor by preventing Kosovo from becoming part of the so called greater Albania. The Serbs are a more stable Allie than the Albanians would ever dream of being. Serbia is the Israel of the Balkans and a strategic partner the West can not afford to loose in this time of Muslim insanity....


13 posted on 01/20/2007 10:28:03 AM PST by Wraith (To have peace prepare for War.)
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