Kosumi's decision violates Resolution 1244

Kosovo Premier Bajram Kosumi's intention to form judicial and police ministries contradicts U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244 and a decision by the Security Council to approve talks on Kosovo's future status, the leaders of the Serb National Council of Northern Kosovo warn.

"The decision pre-defines the future status of Kosovo and Metohija, undermines the Belgrade-Pristina talks and clashes with U.N. special envoy Kai Eide's report, in which he advocated that standards implementation should go hand in hand with the talks," the head of the Serb National Council regional committee, Milan Ivanovic, said at a Dec. 18 news conference in Kosovska Mitrovica.

Ivanovic called on the authorities in Belgrade, Serbia's diplomacy and the Coordinating Center for Kosovo and Metohija to stop "the odd silence" and prevent the illegitimate decisions, Beta News agency reports.

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