The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, warned that the Prishtina authorities “under the guise of fighting crime” are preparing the liquidation of Serbs in the north of Kosovo. Prime Minister of Kosovo Aljbin Kurti, on the occasion of this statement by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, said that “when Belgrade talks about murders and violence, it is talking about itself,” reported by Gazeta ekspres.
Vučić rejected Prishtina’s claims that shots were recently fired at members of the Kosovo Police in the territories of central Serbia and added that Serbia “will not allow anyone, not even NATO” to shoot at members of the Serbian Army and Police on the administrative line. Kurti emphasized that Kosovo is for long-term peace and stability and that August 1st should have been completely peaceful, but that, as he said, on July 31st , barricades were lifted by people who encouraged and organized and financed parallel structures that became criminal gangs.
“Those who talk about the neutralization of the alleged criminal structures in the north of Kosovo, I warn them not to even try to do something like that,” Vučić told reporters in Belgrade.
“When they talk about violence in Serbia, they talk about themselves, they don’t talk about our republic, the institutions talk about us,” Kurti said according to KoSSev.
Commenting on the upcoming meeting with the “temporary prime minister of institutions in Prishtina” Aljbin Kurti on August 18th in Brussels, Vučić said that he was going to the meeting “in good spirits” but that he was “very skeptical” about achieving of “any results”.
“They don’t want any compromise.” All they have said so far is that they will impose their will. It is important for them that Kvinta supports them, and they don’t really care what the Serbs say, even less what Belgrade says,” said Vučić.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, and pointed out that both sides should work to preserve stability and peace in this region, and that if there is a conflict, KFOR will surely react.
Experts and war analysts believe that if the war in Kosovo happens, NATO would stand by Kosovo as it did before and that Serbia would be at a loss in that case, especially now because it is the only country in Europe that did not want to impose sanctions on Russia, and for being criticized for “sitting on two chairs”.
Author - Emir Tutic
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Emir is a freelance journalist covering news from around Eastern Europe. Emir joined InterSpaceReporter as a freelance journalist on Monday 8th August 2022.