Serbia's minister for Kosovo, Slobodan Samardzic, said on Friday that his government has information that the Albanian-majority province will declare independence on February 17.
"The Serbian government has received more and more significant information that [Kosovo Prime Minister] Hashim Thaci will illegally declare the unilateral independence of Kosovo on February 17," Samardzic said.
"The EU cannot expect that just before the unilateral declaration of independence announced for the February 17, that Serbia itself signs for the independence of Kosovo," he was quoted as saying in a statement. (AFP)
Kosovo to declare independence on Feb 17: Serbia