1. "Remember this! There will be a time when 'Kosova' will be asking for more Autonomy from USA."

    It won't happen anytime soon. Kosovo is totally dependant (opposite of independent) on the United States. It's a satellite, pure and simple. The Americans are the new Ottoman Empire -- except they aren't goting to be occupying Kosovo for the next 500 years.

    The American economy is unstable. America was the #1 creditor nation in the world 30 years ago. Today it is the biggest debtor on the planet. America's national debt is growing at such a pace that in 50 years all US tax revenue will go to service interest on the debt.

    The United States is in the first stages of an economic collapse. All Serbia has to do is be patient and develop its ties with Russia and China, because eventually the Americans are going to leave the region and then we'll see how independent Kosovo really is.

    Without the might of the United States behind the Kosovo-Albanian cause, Europe will change it's policies. Even with strong American pressure, Europe isn't united behind the idea of an independent Kosovo. When you take the Americans out of the equation, Europe's policies will change.
    (Allen, 30 November 2009 21:51)
  2. Haha, I'm glad you love Kosova to, but if you mean, love it as a part of you, then I think you must wake up from your dream soon.
    (Naim from Sweden, 30 November 2009 21:41)
  3. 'Taiwan has good governance and does not suffer from corruption like Kosovo,...'

    Do you think they started out like that? Building a decent government takes time. The next time you see a $1 U.S. bill, look at the reverse: it shows an incomplete pyramid - we're in the process of building "a more perfect union," but certainly have attained it yet, after 200+ years of work. Kosovo declared independence less than 2 years ago.

    'even your judiciary werer caught up in a EULEX-type sting as well as your PM Thaci.'

    The people of Kosovo in public opinion polls have said that corruption is one of the problems they want to be dealt with. And they're dealing with it. The voyage of a thousand miles starts with the arrest of the first crooked judge. Or something. And Thaci hasn't been charged with anything yet.
    (Amer, 30 November 2009 20:50)
  4. 'the chief of the Barbarians replied, Whoa to the conquerors. '

    Woe to the conquerED
    (Amer, 30 November 2009 20:42)
  5. Maybe we just have to "cut" his heart out than. The only reason that Serbia wants Kosovo is becasue of trepce and they cant even care less about it. It is crazy to think that someone is going to force a nation to be part of another nation when less than 10% is Serbian not to mention that they are indipendent. They will try to do anything to slow or sabotaz Kosovo progress but dont forget be carefull what you wish for it might came back and bite you in the behind. Kosovo doesnt want to be part of Serbia end of the story.
    (Albanian, 30 November 2009 15:47)

    How can you presume to know why Serbs want to keep Kosovo?
    May I suggest you speak for your own people, better still only for yourself.

    We know why we are keeping Kosovo and it has nothing to do with any profit. You of course don't want to accept that becaus it spoils your perfectly rehearsed rubbish.
    (Peggy, 30 November 2009 19:57)
  6. Maybe we just have to "cut" his heart out than. The only reason that Serbia wants Kosovo is becasue of trepce and they cant even care less about it. It is crazy to think that someone is going to force a nation to be part of another nation when less than 10% is Serbian not to mention that they are indipendent. They will try to do anything to slow or sabotaz Kosovo progress but dont forget be carefull what you wish for it might came back and bite you in the behind. Kosovo doesnt want to be part of Serbia end of the story.
    (Albanian, 30 November 2009 15:47)
  7. Thank God for Res 1244! This way Kosovo can keep on working and Belgrade can built
    (Highlander, 30 November 2009 03:17)
  8. Kosovo is already independent, Russia can't block that - all it can block is UN membership. Working together with the US and the EU, there's no reason that Kosovo can't become a prosperous, well-governed. Taiwan has managed it, after all.
    (Amer, 29 November 2009 19:48)


    Kosova is not independent, no matter how many embassies are in Pristina. The real test of independence is you being able to govern yourself and not by EULEX and the way that’s going they will be there until the 22nd Century; borrow money and attract industry and neither of these will happen if Belgrade does not give you the green light.

    In regard to Taiwan, once again you guys should not stray too far from Pristina because you are clueless about that region. Taiwan has good governance and does not suffer from corruption like Kosovo, even your judiciary werer caught up in a EULEX-type sting as well as your PM Thaci. Taiwan has always maintained its part of China, but it was the US meddling that has caused problems, but not any more since your freedom loving allies are stuck in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    (sj, 30 November 2009 02:58)
  9. Serbian people Russia feels your pain hang in there brothers. Mr Putin will come to power in 2012 and soon to follow Russia will start to dominate in the economical world leaving the ones who don't agree with us Russians out in the cold. Until Russia vetos in the UN, Kosovo has no chance of being a legal country.
    (Rusman, 30 November 2009 00:56)
  10. What does ambassador Konuzin thinks about Chechnya,South Osssetia,Abkhazia?
    (mike, 29 November 2009 18:08)

    When the barbarians entered ancient Rome and demanded tribute, the Romans paid in gold. However, when an old man saw that the measuring scales were inaccurate he complained to which the chief of the Barbarians replied, Whoa to the conquerors.

    You people still think this is 1990 and your beloved US is going to save you. Sorry boys the Ruskies are using the same tactics as the US and there is nothing you can do about it.
    (sj, 29 November 2009 22:59)
  11. "Kosovo is Serbia's heart? I think the logic is coming from stomach for those who argue this way. How can it be Serbia's heart when its not even populated by Serbs not to go further into historical, cultural and other details? "
    (alproud, 29 November 2009 17:47)

    You are talking about logic?
    How do you explain 100's of monasteries dating back to the 11th century? Ahhh yes i forgot the "Catholic" Albanians built these Orthodox churches...

    Since we are discussing jokes, i love your about Kosovo pumping monets and taxes into Serbia, now that's a huge LOL.

    You can tell how much you are all hurting, the first 6-7 comments are from Albanians who are very upset.

    We are quite confident about the Kosovo matter... see you at the negotiating table.
    Kosovo is Serbia, thank you Germany, France, USA for fixing the province for us, keep throwing money at it!

    Once the standard of living is brought to the same standard as in Serbia we will be back!
    (AdamSRB, 29 November 2009 22:35)
  12. Remember this! There will be a time when "Kosova" will be asking for more Autonomy from USA. Mark my words.
    (Gojko, 29 November 2009 22:08)
  13. Indeed a surprising statement but is only shows in which direction the wind is currently blowing...
    Of course the k-a can laugh at it and ignore these signs, but at the end, where they like it or not, Russia has a veto right in the very heart of the organizations kosovo is dreaming to be part of.
    (The Swiss, 29 November 2009 20:37)
  14. The ambassador wasn't feeling very well when he made this statement. Please forgive him for these statements.
    It is funny to see sometimes some commentators to show their "enthusiasm" about Kosova stroger than the Serbs themselves))).
    (EA, 29 November 2009 16:18)

    How do you figure than he makes this statement stronger than the Serbs themselves?
    Serbs have always proclaimed that they will never let Kosovo go and it is part of the very faith and culture and yet you claim that this Russian has made a stronger statement or that he feels stronger about it.
    (Peggy, 29 November 2009 20:35)
  15. "...To those whom rely in Russia and China not to allow Kosova/o to join the UN.
    Let me put it to you in plain English. Serbia will never be allowed to join EU without recognising Kosova's independence first. If I am proved wrong, Kosova automatically de jure join Albania and that would be the compromise solution for which Serbia has been looking for in the last century.
    (EA, 29 November 2009 18:48) ..."

    >>> Let me help you all "geographic black hole called Kosovo independence" supporters:

    First of all you don't have any say in your policies making, but you clearly listen what EU and US will tell you to do, because your sovereignty is equal to none and second of all if you would decide to complete that "madness of uniting" with Albania you would be abandoned by the West, not receive a single penny of them anymore and form, make even bigger and greater "black hole" on the map of the World then the one you are at the present and now.
    Hope you managed to understand inevitable.
    (dean van der serbia, 29 November 2009 20:33)
  16. To those whom rely in Russia and China not to allow Kosova/o to join the UN.
    Let me put it to you in plain English. Serbia will never be allowed to join EU without recognising Kosova's independence first. If I am proved wrong, Kosova automatically de jure join Albania and that would be the compromise solution for which Serbia has been looking for in the last century.
    (EA, 29 November 2009 18:48)

    Is this just your wish for Christmas?

    Where do you get your information from because I want to read those sentiments written by someone credible instead of written by you.
    (Peggy, 29 November 2009 20:31)
  17. If I am proved wrong....
    (EA, 29 November 2009 18:48)
    --
    And what if you are proved wrong twice? I assume Serbia then retains its sovereignty, right?
    (Zoran, 29 November 2009 20:16)
  18. 'Now when your US masters tell you the path to independence is irreversible they seem to forget the path is irreversibly blocked by Russia herself. '

    Kosovo is already independent, Russia can't block that - all it can block is UN membership. Working together with the US and the EU, there's no reason that Kosovo can't become a prosperous, well-governed. Taiwan has managed it, after all.
    (Amer, 29 November 2009 19:48)
  19. I been looking for a way to understand Srbian prospective.

    Serbia is offering Autonomy.

    Kosovo all it can do live in limbo, but also make agreements with Albania and develop as Autonomy but with Albania which is more welcomed by 90% of population.

    So no need to Join UN since it is already in.

    All people get Dual Citizenship and hence in 50 years Referendum and there will be Unification.
    (BKK, 29 November 2009 19:46)
  20. yes, we know, albanians are the majority in kosovo, and they should have autonomy, but this big idea of independance is nearly dead. the people are no better off, and europe's soldiers want to go home. UN is still there, and will remain so forever, due to Russia. You have to understand that it's a done deal, Kosovo will be a black hole, all that aid, all that money...and yet people still have no work. all the leaders, thaci, hardanaj, all criminals and crooks. everyone knows this. wake up. Kosovo is Serbia..and Serbia is best of all doing a fantastic job with the matter. No violence, no rash decisions...they have played this by law, w/ patience. don't you realize why? because when the time comes, not just Serbia, but the whole Europe can say..hey they followed laws, protocols, and are not as we portrayed them to be. That's all while they wipe out albanian rule down in Kosovo and reset their borders. This is very possible..and Albania nor Kosovo has nearly enough power to stop them. This is a long process..but will work out in Serbia's favor.
    (Momcilo, 29 November 2009 19:15)
  21. To those whom rely in Russia and China not to allow Kosova/o to join the UN.
    Let me put it to you in plain English. Serbia will never be allowed to join EU without recognising Kosova's independence first. If I am proved wrong, Kosova automatically de jure join Albania and that would be the compromise solution for which Serbia has been looking for in the last century.
    (EA, 29 November 2009 18:48)
  22. What does ambassador Konuzin thinks about Chechnya,South Osssetia,Abkhazia?
    (mike, 29 November 2009 18:08)
  23. who cares what russia has to say? we know very well that the west never asked russia about kosovo and we know also very well that russia has nothing to say if it comes to balkan issues! without the USA nothing can be done in the balkans we know it also very well! someone schould better ask the russians why they recognized abkhazia and south ossetia against the will of GEORGIA!
    (dan-ch, 29 November 2009 17:56)
  24. Kosovo is Serbia's heart? I think the logic is coming from stomach for those who argue this way. How can it be Serbia's heart when its not even populated by Serbs not to go further into historical, cultural and other details?

    My education tells me that the heart physically is a crucial organ in the well being of the person, but how come Serbia is functioning without Kosovo pumping money and taxes for it anymore? There must be an explanation, or otherwise some here are brain washed.

    Kosovo is in the heart of Russians? I am surprised Russians have feelings about such matters. They have never proved to have such, but instead they have always had interests, which unfortunately have proven to be against the prosperity and stability of the Balkans and Europe.

    This has a price for sure for Kosovo. But this price is not so high as some are arguing it is. It can be paid. Kosovo Independence is a process that can't be overturned no matter what. Albanians are all freedom lovers and unless they are all eliminated from the planet earth this can't happen. On the other side the world has shown great support for the independence. More about to show their support. Let's hear ICJ opinion and see what happens next. Remember Kosovo has declared independence only in 2008, almost two years ago now. But the achievements are too great to be avoided, unless you choose to.

    This declaration has implications, but its not the bottom line.
    (alproud, 29 November 2009 17:47)
  25. To my fellow citizens of Albanian ethnicity. I'm afraid to say that this is no joke. This is the truth and what it means is Kosovo will never achieve independence.

    Now when your US masters tell you the path to independence is irreversible they seem to forget the path is irreversibly blocked by Russia herself.

    So you can keep following this path to nowhere and remain in the status quo or you can take the path to prosperity and that leads to the negotiating table.

    It's your choice but if you remain senseless nationalists, the joke's on you.
    (Zoran, 29 November 2009 16:52)
  26. Thank you brother!!!
    (Ratko, 29 November 2009 16:24)
  27. Sorry dear separatist Kosovo Albanians, but this statement by Russian Ambassador sounds very, very, very bad for your utopia attempt.
    And if you add mighty China which will recognise you never ever and back, I guess it is very much better to be Southern Serbia's Province with real chances for prosper and EU.
    If not, black hole at the map of the World forever.
    (dean van der serbia, 29 November 2009 16:23)
  28. What? This is pathetic, seriously this man should mind he's own business.

    Kosovo is the heart of Kosovars and that's enough, Serbia and Russia have their hearts somewhere else and it has nothing to do with Kosovo.
    (Mendo, 29 November 2009 16:22)
  29. The ambassador wasn't feeling very well when he made this statement. Please forgive him for these statements.
    It is funny to see sometimes some commentators to show their "enthusiasm" about Kosova stroger than the Serbs themselves))).
    (EA, 29 November 2009 16:18)
  30. Remember this! There will be a time when Serbia will be asking for more Autonomy from Russia.Mark my words.
    (Beni, 29 November 2009 16:16)
  31. I am a fan of a Canadian comedian Russel Peter's, he has joke that makes you laugh. But this guy is 10 times funnier than Peter's.
    Thumbs up Konuzin, you can be a big star in the US as a comedian.
    (prizreni, 29 November 2009 15:53)
  32. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Ambassador Konuzin!
    I certainly hope that Americans, Germans and Brits are listening, and that it is now very clear to them that their 'Greater Albania' project is completely dead. Read it and weep! The chances of Kosovo getting a seat at the UN are somewhere between Slim and None, and Slim's out of town.
    Cheers!!
    (Dragan, 29 November 2009 15:51)
  33. dear Russians, send us some military-technical equipment, and help us defend our territory against foreign-supported greater-albanian terror.
    (Jovan, 29 November 2009 15:46)
  34. I love reading the words of frustration of Albanians who cant grasp that our relationship with RUS isn't master-slave like their alliances with Turks, Stalin, Mao, Fascist Italy or USA but a brotherly, genuine love between family of the same blood, language, religion, culture & mentality.
    (highduke, 29 November 2009 15:38)
  35. Oh boy,now Kosovo is Russia's heart too....go figure that.
    (arti, 29 November 2009 15:31)
  36. He said that there will be cooperation between Belgrade and Moscow in the fields of infrastructure, energy, traffic, defense, economy and stopping natural catastrophes.
    ---
    Where's the loan with favorable conditions? The rest is cheap talk and poking US in the eye
    (aRTa, 29 November 2009 15:04)
  37. -But there´s not much we can do unless you start to help yourselves first, he might have added.

    that is, tear down and heal yourselves from the western imposed regime and their foreign agents, destroying you from within...
    (Go east!, 29 November 2009 14:24)
  38. haha, is this some kind of joke
    (isa, 29 November 2009 13:53)
  39. What? So now Kosova is Russia's heart??? What a joke!
    (Adrian Kola, 29 November 2009 13:45)
  40. how can Russia claim to help Serbia to defend the sovereignty over Kosovo even if Russia is not respecting the sovereignty of gerogia.

    second,if Kosovo is also the heart of Russia, who will be next to claim that Kosovo is their heart? China, Greece, Cyprus,Northkorea, Kongo?

    Such declaration are leading all the Serbian claims over Kosovo "ad absurdum".
    (luis, 29 November 2009 13:36)
  41. Is this Ambassador a big joker or what?
    (Kosova-USA, 29 November 2009 12:57)
  42. “Kosovo echoes in the hearts of all Russians with the same pain as it does in your hearts,”

    The heart: the enire world knows that you have a big heart: half of Asia and half of Europe, so Kosova is just an drop of water in the ocean.

    The pain: certainly it is a MANICAL pain about MY land MY house, MY life, MY future.

    NO ONE EVER DID EVER WILL love Serbia in Kosova.

    Serbia's presence and permanence in Kosova has ONE NAME ONLY = VIOLENCE.

    No one ever loved you and no one will.
    (ben, 29 November 2009 12:14)