The constituent session of the Kosovo Parliament, the election to which took place on November 17, has been scheduled for December 10. This was made public in the province's capital Pristina. All the 120 elected MPs received invitations from the UN mission in Kosovo where they are supposed to get registered for the maiden parliamentary session. Political observers have so far spotted no signs of a coalition government. The winner of the elections, Ibrahim Rugova's Democratic Union of Kosovo, enjoys less than half of the electors' votes and is therefore required to form a cabinet together with the other two major Albanian parties, the Democratic Party and the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo. Ibrahim Rugova is expected to meet with the leaders of those parties to discuss the issue of a coalition government.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the termination of diplomatic relations with NATO at a time when US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ended a meeting in Georgia with his counterpart