In an address on Monday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic blamed Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti for the escalation in the north of partially recognized Kosovo due to Serbian non-recognition of local election results.
Vucic's address was broadcast by the Serbian broadcaster PTC.
The Serbian president said that the events in northern Kosovo were the result of Kurti's alleged desire to "lead the whole region to bloodshed" and "cause a major conflict between Serbs and NATO." "And it is he who is the only one to blame for everything that is happening, who washes his hands of it and says that it does not concern him at all," Vucic added.
He also criticized NATO peacekeepers, who, in his words, "did not protect Serbs and did not prevent violence" against Serbian protesters. The violence, Vucic claims, was unleashed by Kosovo police officers, one of whom allegedly opened fire with an assault rifle and wounded a man.
Addressing the Serbian protesters in Kosovo, the Serbian president called on them to act peacefully and not engage in conflicts with NATO peacekeepers, as this is what Kurti wants most.
"If the Albanian occupier shoots, the situation will be completely different. That's what I told everyone in NATO," Vucic added.
Author - Olena Madiak, 29/05/2023