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The International Court of Justice ruled Thursday that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia was not illegal, striking a blow against Belgrade's hopes to bring the breakaway province back into its orbit.
Tensions flared anew in the Balkans on Thursday, with Kosovo declaring victory and Serbia pledging to fight on after the International Court of Justice ruled that the breakaway republic's 2008 secession did not violate international law.
"The court considers that general international law contains no applicable prohibition on declarations of independence," said the court's president, Judge Hisashi Owada, reading the opinion aloud.
"Accordingly, it concludes that the declaration of independence of the 17th of February 2008 did not violate general international law."