Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic participated in the television program in the capital Belgrade and evaluated the ongoing tension in the north of Kosovo.
Defending that the tension in the north of Kosovo has not reached its peak yet, Vucic claimed that Kurti increased the tension in order not to comply with the agreement signed between Serbia and Kosovo, which envisages the establishment of the Union of Serbian Municipalities.
Vucic, citing Kurti’s desire for war, said, “He wants to drag the Serbs into conflict. Kurti aims to pit Serbia against NATO. Serbia should be much more careful from now on.” said.
Stating that he will meet with Kosovo Serbs today, Vucic added that he will never allow exile.
Regarding the Wagner group’s revolt against the Russian administration in Russia, de Vucic said, “Serbia has never been a country that supported the coup in any country, nor will it ever be. Governments change with elections, with the will of the people. There can never be any other way. All I can say is that it will have serious and profound consequences.” used the phrase.
Tensions continue in northern Kosovo
On 26 May, Kosovo Serbs protested the election of Albanian mayors who won the local elections on 23 April in the municipalities of Zveçan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic, where Serbs are concentrated in the north of Kosovo.
There was a clash between the Kosovo police, which was sent to the region to protect the Albanian mayors, and the Kosovo Serbs.
On June 14, Serbia detained 3 people, who were determined to be members of the Kosovo police, in the border region of the two countries on the grounds that they were “planning to take action in Serbia”, and Kosovo defended that the police were “abducted” by Serbia.
While the Kosovo police detained about 10 Kosovo Serbs for different reasons, Serbia demanded that these people be released as soon as possible.
The main reason for the tension between the two countries, which come face to face from time to time, is expressed as Serbia’s seeing Kosovo, which declared its unilateral independence in 2008, as its own territory.
Within the scope of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Process, initiated in 2011 under EU mediation, efforts are being made to find a common way for the normalization of relations and ultimately for the two countries to get to know each other.