Boris Tadic (file photo) (epa)
February 5, 2007 -- Serbian President Boris Tadic is meeting with his party allies today to map out a response to the UN's new proposal for Kosovo.
The plan does not explicitly mention independence for Kosovo, but both Serbia and Kosovo's ethnic-Albanian leaders say it is implied.
Tadic has rejected the proposal, while Kosovo welcomed it. Meanwhile, the U.S. envoy to Kosovo, Frank Wisner, held talks with Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu to press for support for the UN plan.
The Kremlin Looks At Kosovo...And Beyond
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) greets Serbian President Boris Tadic in the Kremlin in November 2005 (TASS)
WILL THE KREMLIN BACK INDEPENDENCE? As the drive for independence grows in the Serbian province of Kosovo, the international community is speculating on how Russia, a veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, will act. On September 22, Nicholas Whyte, director of the International Crisis Group's Europe Program, gave a briefing on the subject at RFE/RL's Washington, D.C., office. He speculated on what the Kremlin's "price" might be for agreeing to Kosovo's separation from Serbia.