Hundreds demonstrate in Montenegro against first visit by Kosovo foreign minister
PODGORICA, Montenegro – Hundreds of Serb nationalists have demonstrated in Montenegro against Kosovo foreign minister's visit, chanting "Kill! Kill!" as he met Friday with his Montenegrin counterpart Igor Luiksic.
Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci was the highest-level Kosovo Albanian official to visit Montenegro since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008.
Montenegro has established diplomatic ties with Kosovo despite opposition from Serbia, which has refused to recognize the statehood of its former province.
Serb nationalists accuse Thaci, a former ethnic Albanian rebel leader, of war crimes against Kosovo Serbs during the 1998-99 war for independence.
Serbia and Montenegro were a single state until Montenegro split in 2006.