Vucic believes that any day there may be an escalation of the clashes
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic tonight, speaking about the events in northern Kosovo, said that "the conflict in Zvečan was not started by NATO soldiers, but by the Kosovo police" and that "Pristina and Albin Kurti are to blame, because they want Serbia and NATO to enter into a conflict, which is not in the interest of Serbia".
- And when you ask about the ZSO, they say that work needs to be done, but there is nothing to work on. It's already signed. Any day there may be an escalation, as Kurti dreams of war and dreams of being Zelensky. He does not have a problem with someone else fighting for him, he wants NATO to enter into a conflict with Serbia, and it is not in our interest to go to war, said Vucic in an interview on TV Prva.
Vucic said that in Chisinau he had a difficult conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and that they proposed new local elections in the north of Kosovo as a way out of the crisis and to de-escalate the situation, adding that he would discuss and negotiate about it. because no decision was made on the participation of the Serbs in the early elections in Kosovo.
- The US and EU representatives and the mediators in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Gabriel Escobar and Miroslav Lajcak, are coming to Belgrade at the beginning of next week, and only after I talk with them I will invite the Serbs from Kosovo for consultations on further steps, he said Vucic.
He said that the Serbs will certainly win those elections, but the question is what they win.
- They will lie to us that they will form a Community of Serbian Municipalities, as they have been lying to us for ten and a half years, Vucic said and added that he knows that for the Serbs in the north of Kosovo, it would be good to have "at least that local government" and a little reduce tensions.
Asked if Serbia will accept those elections, he repeated: "I don't know, let me negotiate, talk. "I will talk about it from Tuesday."
- At the moment I don't have a solution, I don't have a magic wand. I have to think about it for days, I have to think about it, I have to weigh everything... I have to talk to them in the coming days and see what the Serbs will get, Vucic said, assessing that he is not optimistic and that Serbia is facing "difficult times." days".
Vucic said that at the Summit of the European Political Community in Moldova, he had a fair conversation with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and that on that occasion there was no talk of imposing sanctions on Russia, and that he was criticized in Serbia because he shook hands with Zelensky on Wednesday.