The President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic on the results of the meeting of the Council for national security has accused Kosovo Albanians of provocations and attempts of destabilization of the situation in the region and declared readiness to protect Serbs living in the territory of the self-proclaimed Kosovo.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic
The scandal erupted after 14 January, the long-distance train travelling from Serbia route new route “Belgrade – Kosovo”, was detained at the border of the breakaway Republic. The Kosovo authorities refused to let the train across the border, explaining his decision by the fact that among the passengers there is a Serbian officials who do not have permission to enter the unrecognized Republic of Serbia. Also, the claims related to appearance and internal decoration of the structure – on the outside it was painted in the colors of the Serbian flag, and inside, you had Orthodox symbols. The drivers were in a rigid form said that if they don’t get out off, they “help” the special forces of Kosovo.
Commenting on the incident, President Nikolic called the incident an attempt to provoke a military conflict.
“Yesterday, Serbia was on the verge of direct military clashes with Kosovo. Although we tried not to show it… We will defend their people and their territory, We don’t want confrontation, but will be forced to do so, as you want, as they should. Let them think of themselves Albanians and their sponsors”, – quotes the words of Nikolic Associated Press.
“It’s the tremors from the outgoing U.S. administration… neither the EU Nor NATO have not given an adequate response to yesterday’s actions of the authorities of the self-proclaimed Kosovo… I would very much like to hear the comments of the first persons of the European Union regarding the statements of the head of government of the breakaway Republic ISA Mustafa that yesterday’s actions of the Albanians were agreed with the EU”, – said the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic.