Bernard Kouchner, the high-profile doctor, one of founders of Medecins Sans Frontieres organisation, who has was the head of UNO administration in Kosovo for 18 months, has admitted that the United Nations has failed to protect the province's Serbian minority. In a flamboyant ceremony to mark the end of his 18 months in the post, he warned the province's Kosovo Albanians that, in the eyes of the international community, they had turned from victims to oppressors, BBC reports. "My final message to you is very simple," the Frenchman told hundreds of people, overwhelmingly Kosovo-Albanians, at a sports hall in the Kosovo capital Pristina. "Please, my dear friends, stop the killings. Please, my dear friends, stop the violence." Dr Kouchner leaves his post of the head of UN administration in Kosovo on Saturday. Danish former Defence Minister Hans Haekkerup arrives to take over from him.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia