December 13, 2007 - 20:34 AMT
The question of Kosovo independence is still hanging in the air. The EU leaders haven't managed to come to an agreement over the most important things; i.e. whether they should grant independence to the territory now or wait a little bit more. Russia in this issue is fighting to the bitter end. "Russia will support the Kosovo issue regulation on the basis of the decision made by the UN Security Council, as well as taking into consideration the interests of Belgrade and Pristine. As for the international consequences of the one-sided proclamation of Kosovo independence, it should be mentioned that it will certainly become a model, and not because we say so, but because this will happen," said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.