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Serbia Press Review - July 27, 2011

A Kosovo Serb says Tuesday's intervention "looked like war." Economist correspondent Tim Judah believes Kosovo controls its own fate. Poison is being sold as medicine on the Serbian market.

Bojana Barlovac


A Kosovo Serb who witnessed Kosovo authorities taking control of border crossings at Jarinje and Brnjak yesterday described the scene this way: "It looked like war. Kosovo special units would appear at border checkpoints alternately. At the sound of sirens, people would run to access roads, blocking them."


Tim Judah, Balkans correspondent for the British magazine The Economist, says he was surprised that the Kosovo government decided to impose an embargo on goods from Serbia now, rather than several years ago. "I came to the conclusion that Serbian officials think the fate of Kosovo is entirely in their hands. But they forget that Kosovo in fact holds its destiny in its own hands."


A poison is being sold as medicine in Serbia. The disinfectant "Master Mineral Solution," MMS, is sold as a supplement for the treatment of many illnesses, including depression,  tuberculosis and all types of cancer. Doctors warn that 15 grams of MMS can kill.

Balkan Insight has not verified the facts of the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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