Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said that Kosovo Serbs have been subjected to the worst forms of torture and persecution during the past 15 years.
Vucic received Miroslav Lajcak, the special representative of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue of the European Union, in the capital, Belgrade, to discuss the ongoing tension in northern Kosovo for more than a month.
Vucic, who made a statement regarding the meeting via his social media account, said, “We discussed issues of easing tension in northern Kosovo and implementing the agreements concluded so far with Lajcak. I once again warned him that Kosovo Serbs have been subjected to the worst forms of torture and persecution over the past 15 years. the past.” Use the phrase.
Vucic called on international institutions to take more concrete steps, and said he reiterated Kosovo Serb demands during the meeting.
Lajcak also mentioned that they had an open and honest meeting and said, “We talked about the need to hold new local elections involving Kosovo Serbs, and to return to dialogue. My discussions provided clarity for the next steps.” He rated it.
Lajcak met Prime Minister Albin Kurti in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, yesterday.
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 for the two countries to normalize relations and eventually get to know each other.
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