Experts: "Strange and sloppy action in the north of Kosovo", Can the UN help?

Riots in Kosovo / Photo EPA-EFE/DJORDJE SAVIC

In the north of Kosovo, a "strange" action was carried out that did not yield results, and the authorities in Belgrade will have to ask themselves why this happened, because it is very counterproductive for Serbia, says Professor Slobodan Zecevic from the Institute of European Studies.

"This situation in the north of Kosovo is quite difficult, and in Serbia they will have to internally think about how this situation could have happened," says Zecevic for N1.

When asked if the United Nations can do something about it, he says that the negotiations are led by the EU, and the security forces are part of NATO, so the UN is in the background.

Stefan Surlic from the Faculty of Political Sciences points out that additional support has been given to the Kosovo police to work in the north.

"Essentially, all international actors have confirmed that security should be provided by the Kosovo Police, not KFOR," Surlic said.

He said major powers have been shown to violate the UN Charter and international law when it is in their interest to do so, from the intervention in FR Yugoslavia, through the intervention in Iraq in 2003, to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"We see that the great powers are violating the UN charter, all the rules of territorial integrity and sovereignty and that there is no punishment for them because they are among the 'veto players' of the Security Council," he said.

It can be seen that the Security Council and the UN mechanism are not effective, says Surlic, but he adds that there is still no alternative to the United Nations, because they still guarantee "some basic consent of the great powers".

"The idea of ​​the UN is first of all to prevent a catastrophic nuclear war between the great powers, all other conflicts are subject to some dirty trade, but it is important to prevent a nuclear disaster and the end of civilization. he said.

When asked what prevents the UN from being effective, the journalist and correspondent of "Nedeljnik" Željko Pantelić reminds that the UN Security Council was reformed only once in its 78 years of existence.

Regarding the request to remove Russia's veto power, he recalled that France had once proposed that members with that right should not be able to use the veto when talking about crimes such as genocide, but none of the other members accepted this .

But the French did not show much when they were asked to cede the seat to the European Union, and that does not occur to them, said Pantelic.

Slobodan Zecevic points out that the five permanent members of the UN Security Council "jealously guard the right of veto".

They are open to the possibility of accepting some other countries as permanent members, but without veto power, he says.

These countries do not accept it for the time being, and that is the blockage," says Zecevic.

Dear reader,

Our access to web content is free, because we believe in equality in information, regardless of whether someone can pay or not. Therefore, in order to continue our work, we ask for the support of our community of readers by financially supporting the Free Press. Become a member of Sloboden Pechat to help the facilities that will enable us to deliver long-term and quality information and TOGETHER let's ensure a free and independent voice that will ALWAYS BE ON THE PEOPLE'S SIDE.


Video of the day