Tuesday, February 12, 2008

All institutions devoted to full state, national unity in defending Kosovo-Metohija

Belgrade, Feb 12, 2008 – Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica stated today that in light of the impending declaration of unilateral independence of Kosovo-Metohija, all state institutions have one and the same goal – to show full state and national unity in defending the province.

In a statement to the Beta news agency, Kostunica stressed that at the moment, this is the most important message to Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija.

We have decided that on Thursday the Serbian government will annul all illegal acts on unilateral declaration of this false state on Serbia’s territory. We will not let it exist for a second, and it must be made legally null and void from the moment the illegal declaration is made by the condemned terrorists, stressed the Prime Minister.

He emphasized that Serbia has most resolutely resisted all external pressure, blackmail and offers of relaxations and rewards whose aim was to justify the legal violence and make Serbia an accomplice in the gross violation of the UN Charter and Resolution 1244.

We have thus preserved that which is most important – that under international law and all laws, only Serbia can claim Kosovo regardless of any illegal proclamations and subsequent recognitions of unilateral independence, said Kostunica.

He stressed that this right can never be denied to Serbia because the country never gave up on it when it mattered, nor did it give any consent or signature to the independence of Kosovo.