Germany, France, with the support of the United States and Turkey, want to solve the Kosovo problem (Serbian President)
Germany and France, with the support of the United States and Turkey, want a quick solution to the Kosovo problem, the Serbian president said on Saturday.
“The major Western powers and Turkey want to solve these problems because there is a war in Europe,” Aleksandar Vucic said in an address to the nation after a session of the Serbian National Security Council in Belgrade, the national capital.
“Maybe we in Serbia don’t understand this, but Europe is at war. Europe must defend itself and in accordance with this potential agreement, or these potential solutions, they would avoid the possibility or it would be much easier for them to provide a clear answer to Russian President Vladimir Putin concerning the legal precedent and the granting of the independence in Kosovo because later they would say a deal was done,” he said. “If Crimea and Ukraine have reached an agreement, then it is possible, but without it it cannot be.”
Vucic said European envoys told a meeting on Friday that Putin “raised the curtain” and that it was now up to everyone to declare “which side the curtain is on”.
“Essentially this agreement, in accordance with the interest of Western countries, would mean, I can’t say recognition of Kosovo what they mean by normalization, but it is recognition of everything that they consider to be a reality “, did he declare.
Vucic said it is a fact that the United States will send a new tranche of military aid against Russian aggression to Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Kosovo .
“I wonder what the Americans and all those around will ask us later (…) since there is not only one country on this list, it is Serbia”, he said. he declares.
Vucic said Serbia would not recognize Kosovo’s independence.
But he said the major powers do not want another war in Europe and intend to set a legal precedent for Putin with the solution that can be found between Belgrade and Pristina.
“We are more stable than some EU countries in terms of economy, energy, security and politics,” Vucic said referring to the current economy.
Serbia counts on Turkey’s support for the continuation of talks aimed at resolving lingering differences with Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic said earlier this month after meeting his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Belgrade .
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, with most UN member states including the US, UK, France, Germany and Turkey recognizing it as a separate autonomous country of his neighbour.
Serbia continues to consider Kosovo as its territory.
Kosovo narrowly avoided a crisis this summer over license plates and identity cards to bear Kosovo markings until a compromise is found.
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