UN urged to state whether UNSC Resolution 1244 is valid

It has once again become evident that "some precedents" apply to Serbia, Labor Minister Aleksandar Vulin has said.

Source: Tanjug
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His comment came after UEFA decided to allow the Kosovo Football Association to join a member.

Speaking on Wednesday, Vulin said he expects the UN Security Council to say whether its Resolution 1244 on Kosovo is still valid."

The consequences of Kosovo joining European football's governing body will be unforeseeable and it is only a matter of time before someone else invokes the precedent and UEFA's violation of its own statute, he told Tanjug.

"The state of Serbia will continue to fight and will not sit idly. We will go to the Lausanne Court (of Arbitration for Sport), we will go to any place where we can fight - above all, to protect the law and international law. The Security Council will have to make a statement and say whether Resolution 1244 still exists," he said, adding:

"If it does exist, then this is not possible, and if it does not, it would be good if someone told us."

Vulin expects the Council to say, as soon as possible, "whether its mandate has been violated, and whether it will fight to preserve its mandate" and reiterated that Serbia will fight to protect "its sovereignty and integrity" but also to preserve international law.

Asked whether Serbia, "defeated" when it comes to football, "won" when it comes to entertainment - considering that the Eurovision Song Contest has decided to ban the display of Kosovo's flag - the minister said it was "merely a question of respecting international law."

"When international law is respected, it protects everyone. When precedents are created, one cannot say when they may stop," said Vulin.

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