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Serbia’s Vucic: We want to avoid in Kosovo what happened in RSK and RS

October 4, 2019

Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s President, reiterated on Friday his call to the Kosovo Serbs to vote for Serb List in Sunday’s general elections in Kosovo, adding “it is a matter of our survival, unity and future” there, the Beta news agency reported.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Serb List’s representatives in his office, Vucic said that “all main Albanian parties conducted a brutal campaign against the Serb List and were finding their private Serbs.”

“We want to avoid what happened in the Republic of Serb Krajina (RSK, the territory in Croatia the rebel Serbs held during the 1991-1995 war) and Republika Srpska (the Serb-dominated entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina). First, they (foreigners) caused conflict among the local Serbs there and then between them and Belgrade. (In Kosovo) It is the issue of our survival, unity and the future.”

Vucic said that Serb List was portrayed as “a monster list” and that “together with the Albanians in Kosovo, many in Belgrade continuously conducted the campaign against Serb List.”

“They were accusing them, and me as well sometimes, of everything linked to (the assassinated Kosovo Serb opposition leader) Oliver Ivanovic. They spread the most heinous lies, thinking we’ll run away from the issue,” Vucic said.

He added that “many from the Quint countries (the US, the UK, France, Germany and Italy), all Albanian structures and some Serbs aim to weaken Serbia’s position” in Kosovo as a whole, “as well as its position in the negotiations with the Albanians about the future of Kosovo.”  

Source: http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a531738/Vucic-accuses-some-Quint-countries-of-aiming-to-weaken-Serbia-s-position-in-Kosovo.html

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