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Among the countries of the Western Balkans, Serbia has accused Croatia of trying to overthrow its government, while Croatia has stated that it has no hidden agenda to overthrow the Serbian government.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on a TV program that Croatia considers Serbia its regional rival and said, “Croatia does not want to see Serbia succeed. Like Kosovo, Croatia wants to overthrow the government because a weak Serbia is also in its interest.” He said.

Vucic assessed that Croatia is one of the parties that believes that the Serbian government will be weakened by the protests in northern Kosovo for some time.

Based on these claims by Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković de Vucic, “The Croatian government and its institutions do not have a hidden agenda to overthrow the government in any neighboring country, including Serbia.” He said.

In his assessment of the violence between Serb soldiers and NATO peacekeepers (KFOR) in Kosovo yesterday, Plenkovic said, “Croatian soldiers were not involved in the events that took place yesterday.” made the statement.

Tensions in northern Kosovo

On May 26, Kosovo Serbs protested against the election of Albanian mayors who won local elections on April 23 in the municipalities of Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavić, where Serbs are concentrated in northern Kosovo.

As protests continued in the area, the Kosovo Police and the Kosovo Peace Corps (KFOR) cordoned off municipal buildings with wire fences and increased personnel in the area.

There was a clash between the Kosovo police, who were sent to the area to protect the Albanian mayors, and the Kosovo Serbs.

Serbia also decided to station its army on the border with Kosovo.

Serbia considers Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence in 2008, to be its territory.


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