Friday, December 30, 2016

Kosovo Decides to Tear Up Wall Built by Serbs; Serbs Built Wall to Destabilize Kosovo's Status

The parliament of Kosovo has voted to demolish a concrete wall, deemed to have been built as an act of defiance by the small Serb community in the northern city of Mitrovica, the Euro News website reports today (December 30, 2016).

The ethnic minority Serbs began constructing the wall earlier this month, calling it a technical support barrier against a landslide.

The government, however, was not convinced. Kosovo -- a predominantly Muslim nation -- declared its independence and separated from the primarily Greek Orthodox Christian nation of Serbia in 2008.

Edita Tahiri, minister of dialogue with Serbia, said: "This wall was intended to destabilize the situation in Kosovo, and we will not let Serbia's intentions come to fruition."

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