Former US ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke said that violence in Kosovo resulted from the failure of the international community to define the status of this province.
Earlier PRAVDA.RU newspaper wrote that Obviously, ethnic violence in Kosovo is a planned action - attacks on Serbs started simultaneously in all Kosovo towns and villages with Serbian population. Albanian leaders are pursuing the purpose of establishing Albanian mono-ethnical state in Kosovo.
After the end of the war in Yugoslavia, Albanian majority was forcing Serbs out of the region. Not only Serbs, but also people of other nations were leaving Kosovo. Before the war, there were 2 million of Albanians, 200 thousand of Serbs, 100 thousand of Gypsies and 30 thousand of Turks in the region. For the last 5 years, the number of non-Albanians in the region decreased twice. The non-Albanians who remained in the Kosovo are taken to schools and work in the armored vehicles of multinational police and peace-keeping troops.
Even if the outburst of the ethnic violence in the region can be stopped, this will not guarantee normalization of the situation in Kosovo. Albanian majority is very close to realizing its dream - proclaiming independence for Kosovo and driving all other nations out of the region.
For the last five years the UN police and multinational peace-keeping troops did nothing for mitigating the ethnic conflicts in the region. No leaders of Albanian extremists were arrested (although they were wiping out Serbian population, and this resulted in 1,000 dead, according to official information). On the contrary, the extremist leaders are consolidating their influence among the Albanian population of the region. Former militants of Kosovo Liberation Army are keeping plenty of weapons, and are using these weapons in the ethnic clashes. This is the multinational peace-keepers" fault - they preferred not to interfere for the sake of "not exploding the situation in the region". The result of this escape from problems was predictable..
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