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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that his country will demand an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council because of the tension in northern Kosovo.

After meeting with EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak, Vucic held a press conference regarding the ongoing tension in northern Kosovo for more than a month.

Suggesting that the EU wants to de-escalate tensions, Vucic said, “Serbia has fulfilled everything that was asked of it. The tension is not decreasing because the Pristina administration does not want it. Our country today is in a very difficult situation. There is a silent ethnic cleansing of Kosovo Serbs.” He said.

Vucic stated that the ethnic cleansing carried out by the Kosovo administration was planned and that the Kosovo police also tried to intimidate the Serbs.

Vucic said:

This is a direct attack on the Church. Don’t worry, ma’am, we’re investigating you, and we want to know why you do these things. If the UK government won’t respond to this, then we have to.”

Vucic called the EU and US officials and emphasized that their demands were not met and said, “We have done our part with regard to the union of Serbian municipalities, but no serious steps have been taken regarding the process. We also expect the release of the detained Kosovo Serbs.” He said.

Noting that Serbia is ready to continue the dialogue, Vucic said: “I will request an urgent meeting from the Secretary-General of NATO and Serbia will demand an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council for the first time in its history due to the events in northern Kosovo.” Use the phrase.

Vucic also indicated that he intends to sign the resolution banning arms exports from Serbia next week.

Tensions continue 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.

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

Serbia detained 3 people, proven to be members of the Kosovo police, in the border area of ​​the two countries on the grounds that they were “planning an action in Serbia” on June 14, while Kosovo claimed that the police had been “kidnapped”. From Serbia. Serbia released the Kosovo police on June 26.

The Kosovo police also arrested about 10 Kosovo Serbs for various reasons, and called on Serbia to release these people as soon as possible.

It is reported that the main cause of tension between the two countries, which meet face to face from time to time, is that Serbia considers Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence in 2008, as its territory.

Within the scope of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue process, initiated in 2011 with the mediation of the European Union, efforts are being made to find a common way to normalize relations and eventually for the two countries to get to know each other.


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