“Kosovo’s president on Tuesday openly called for international missions to leave the country and complained that the international community is discriminating against Kosovo when it comes to war crimes investigation and the process to join the European Union.

Hashim Thaci told security force troops that the ‘time of the international missions in Kosovo has passed.’ Complaining of their ‘unjustified number’ operating in Kosovo, he said now “accountability for our path, for the present and the future is in our hands.”

After NATO’s 78-day air campaign to stop a bloody Serbian crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists ended in June 1999, Kosovo was governed by a U.N. mission. It still operates but in a more minor role since the country declared independence in 2008.” (ABC News)