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Albanian Separatists: Land Swap and Serb Crackdown

albanian separatists: Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, according to CTV. At talks between EU foreign ministers in Vienna, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that any exchange of territory could rip open too many old wounds within the population. NATO intervened in 1999 to stop a bloody Serb crackdown on Albanian separatists in Kosovo. And that's why we are very skeptical about this. However, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Friday said that any land swap would bring new tragedies in the Balkans. Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said in early August that he rejects the idea of dividing the territory along ethnic lines, but he said he is open to discussing a correction of borders during EU-mediated peace talks with Serbia. ( As reported in the news.