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[orthodox-synod] Re: TRAJKOVIC SAYS DIVIDING KOSOVO INTO CANTONS ONLY

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  • marypowers@usa.com
    marypower-@usa.com wrote: This was the original proposal from the Serbian Church. Too bad that the information from the Serbian Pat. was rejected by the
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 25, 1999
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      marypower-@... wrote: This was the original proposal from the
      Serbian Church. Too bad that the information from the Serbian Pat. was
      rejected by the Western press. "sister Death," Christine Amanpour
      Rubin is obviously much more important than the Pat. What a sick world.
      mp
      original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/orthodox-synod/?start=617
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      > RELEASE, 24. 08. 1999.
      >  
      > TRAJKOVIC SAYS DIVIDING KOSOVO INTO
      > CANTONS ONLY WAY FOR SERBS TO SURVIVE
      >  
      >
      > KOSOVSKA MITROVICA 24. August - Momcilo Trajkovic, president of the
      > Serbian Democratic Movement in Kosovo and Metohija and a member of the
      > Kosovo Transitional Council, said in Kosovska Mitrovica yesterday,
      that
      > dividing Kosovo into cantons is the only way to ensure the survival of
      > the Serb population in the province.
      >         "Cantonization is the only way for Serbs to survive in Kosovo,
      > the only way to consolidate the Serb community and establish a
      > multi-ethnic society in the province," Trajkovic said at a meeting of
      > the Serbian National Council of the district of Kosovska Mitrovica.
      >         According to one proposal, the cities in Kosovo would be
      jointly
      > governed by the Serbs and Albanians and have city assemblies
      consisting
      > of two houses made up of an equal number of representatives of both
      > ethnic groups to make it impossible for one group to outvote the
      other.
      >         "Monasteries would have extra-territorial status," Trajkovic
      > said, adding that local government would be left to Albanians in
      regions
      > without any Serbs.
      >         He added that Kosovo's Serbs could not accept Bernard Kouchner
      > latest plan that urges Serbs in regions of low security to move to
      > regions where Serbs are a majority.
      >         The Serbian Orthodox Church had adopted the Cantonization plan
      > as her official proposal for the peaceful negotiations for the
      solution
      > of Kosovo and Metohija crisis before the Rambouliet talks. Even the
      plan
      > was "interesting for the discussion", as US State Secretary stated to
      > the SOC's delegation in Washington DC before the Paris continuation of
      > the talks, and was supported by the scholars that are experts for the
      > history, and present social, ethnic and religious situation in the
      area,
      > it was rejected even for the discussion.
      >         Bernard Kouchner, the head of the UN administration of Kosovo
      > and Metohija stated on Sunday that he is not willing to support any
      > division of Kosovo and Metohija in Serbian and Albanian parts, as he
      saw
      > cantonization. However, neither he nor any of the western politicians,
      > that are involved in the crisis, did not suggest any solution for the
      > protection of the Serbs and other non-Albanian population in the UN
      and
      > KFOR controlled province of Serbia. Within the Serbian public tensions
      > are growing over the UNMIK and KFOR role in Kosovo and Metohija,
      > especially after Kouchner suggested Serbs to be moved from the areas
      > where they are minority.
      >  
      >
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