Kosovo PM: Independence date has been agreed with EU, U.S.

Putin doesn’t want Kosovo independence. The day Kosovo declares may well see Russia declaring similar independence for south Ossetia and Abkhazia (breakaway Georgian provinces — the US supports Georgia). It’s high stakes geopolitical poker, and Putin isn’t likely to bluff. — PID

January 24, 2008 (TEHRAN TIMES/AGENCIES) — Ethnic Albanian leaders and Western capitals have agreed on a date for Kosovo to declare independence from Serbia, the province’s prime minister said Tuesday, AP reported. Full Report