불가리아와 헝가리, 크로아티아가 코소보의 독립을 인정하겠다고 밝혔습니다.

이들 세 나라는 오늘 발표한 공동성명에서 코소보의 독립인정은 철저한 검토 끝에 내린 결정이라고 밝혔습니다.

앞서 캐나다와 일본도 어제 코소보의 독립을 인정했습니다. 코소보의 독립에 반대해온 세르비아는 캐나다와 일본 주재 자국 대사를 즉각 소환했습니다.

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Bulgaria, Hungary and Croatia say they will recognize Kosovo's independence.

The three countries made the announcement today (Wednesday) in a joint statement, saying their decision was based on thorough consideration.

On Tuesday, Canada and Japan recognized Kosovo's independence, prompting Serbia to immediately recall its ambassadors from both countries.

Earlier Tuesday, French NATO troops fired grenades to disperse rock-throwing Serbs in the ethnically-divided northern Kosovo city of Mitrovica.

Violence erupted in the city Monday when U.N. police and NATO peacekeepers evicted Serbs who seized a United Nations court. The riots left a Ukrainian U.N. peacekeeper dead and more than 100 people wounded.