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Kosovo and independence

Kosovo wants to become an independent country and is likely to make a Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Serbia is opposed to Kosovo’s independence. It is ready to grant autonomy to Kosovo. Russia supports Serbia. Russia can veto any proposal or resolution in favour of Kosovo’s independence in UN Security Council. Many countries of the West are likely to recognize Kosovo’s independence.

Vladimir Putin mentioned Basque and North Cyprus where there is demand for independence. Transitria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia are regions which Russia can recognize as independent countries. Map of Europe can change again.

USA has double standards. It wants Slavic countries to split. When there was referendum in Quebec about independence it wanted Quebec to remain part of Canada.

Kurds in Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran want independence. Russia can side with Kurds.

NATO had attacked Serbia and bombed it for 78 days. That paved the way for entry of EU and UN in Kosovo. Human Rights abuses were the excuse for NATO attack. Now such abuses take place in Darfur. USA has ruled out attacking Sudan. It says it does not want to attack a Muslim country. It attacked Iraq and has plans to attack Iran.

Many countries in the world are multi-ethnic. Many regions in those countries want independence. Kosovo may set an example.

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