European Union chief diplomat Javier Solana dismissed criticism by Russian President Vladimir Putin who lambasted Kosovo's independence declaration.
"The precedent of Kosovo is a terrible precedent, which will de facto destroy the whole system of international relations, developed not over decades, but over centuries," Putin said in televised remarks.
"They have not thought through the results of what they are doing.
At the end of the day it is a two-ended stick and the second end will come back and hit them in the face," he added.
And he shall speak great words against the most High,
and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
and think to change times and laws:
and they shall be given into his hand
until a time and times and the dividing of time.
"KOSOVO. SOLANA: E. U. UNITED BUT PROCEDURES DIFFER