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Kosovo-Albanians in Iceland Celebrate

Kosovo-Albanians who reside in Iceland celebrated Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia in Reykjavík yesterday with drinking and singing. They said they were backed by the EU and the US and did not fear Russia’s reaction.

“This is just great and we Albanians have already drunk and sung and are going to party here throughout the night,” industrial worker Gani Zogaj told Fréttabladid.

Zogaj said he does not worry how Russia will react to Kosovo’s decision. “The European Union and the Americans support us. We account for 95 percent of the inhabitants [in Kosovo] and the Serbs have only recently entered the territory.”

“So we just say, ‘Thank you, European Union,’” Zogaj concluded.

According to Morgunbladid, authorities in Belgrad have announced that they will never accept Kosovo’s independence. Until now, Kosovo was a region in Serbia.

Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir said the government has not formally decided whether it will support Kosovo’s declaration of independence or not, but that it will not make a stand against the rest of Europe or the intentional community in this matter.

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