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Russia may use force in Kosovo

The the wake of Kosovo's declaration of independence, Russia has warned it may be forced to take military action if NATO forces, along with the EU exceed the mandate set by the UN.

The Russian government feels that there is no legal basis for NATO forces to be involved in the conflict.

Kosovo declared it's independence from Serbia on February 17, sparking widespread violence.

Several EU nations have accepted Kosovo's newly declared independence, however, several countries are still strongly opposed, Russia included among them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7258801.stm

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