Kosovo Serbs are expected to turn out in force this week for a referendum in the north of the disputed enclave, with the question of whether or not to accept the NATO-backed Kosovo government on the agenda.
The likely result is no real mystery. The ethnic Serbs have overwhelmingly rejected being part of the Albanian-dominated Kosovo, and seek to rejoin Serbia. Pointing this out yet again, however, doesn’t sit well with the international community.
The United Nations operation in Kosovo is rejecting the vote entirely, insisting that it is “contrary to current law” and that they will not allow the vote to have any effect on the continued rule of the ethnic Serbian north.
German General Erhard Drews, the head of NATO’s occupation force, which has repeatedly clashed with Serb protesters, took the threats up another step, insisting that even holding the vote could lead to attacks against ethnic Serbs in southern Kosovo.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- White House Assembling a Team for Upcoming North Korea Summit - March 16th, 2018
- US Shifts Toward Harsher Stance on Russia With Sanctions and Condemnation - March 16th, 2018
- Putin Furious After Britain Says He Ordered Attack - March 16th, 2018
- Cluster Bombs Reportedly Dropped on Syria's Eastern Ghouta - March 16th, 2018
- Turkey Attacks Hospital in Syria's Afrin, Killing Nine - March 16th, 2018