Serbia-Montenegro will not accept independent Kosovo

Serbia-Montenegro Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic said Wednesday that Serbia would not accept any international decision giving full independence to Kosovo, because such a move would be humiliating to Serbs. During a visit to Finland , Draskovic said Belgrade could not agree to "a decision internationally recognizing an Albanian state on the territory of a Serbian state."

When asked whether he was satisfied with U.N.-led talks on Kosovo's future, he said "no," but did not elaborate. "An independent state of Kosovo will be not only against the charter of the United Nations, but such imposed decision would be against the will of Belgrade or Serbia ," Draskovic told reporters in Helsinki . "Serbian people all over the world will understand it as a sense of humiliation." Kosovo has been administered by the U.N. and patrolled by international peacekeepers since a 1999 NATO air war halted a crackdown by Serb forces on separatist ethnic Albanians, reports the AP.

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