Vučić: "The situation is boiling, Serbs are fed up with terror"
President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, addresses the public regarding the agreement between Belgrade and Pristina on license plates.Source: B92
"They did not pass a resolution, they passed recommendations. The recommendations of the European Parliament state that we must recognize Kosovo's independence, but they hid it by using the following vocabulary: they are asking us for mutual recognition," said Vučić.
"Even if we impose sanctions on Russia, they would say it's nice what you did, but tomorrow they would come out with a new resolution. I'm experienced enough, I'm a political veteran. I talked to Brussels 50 times last night. I wasn't particularly upset by their recommendations", stated Vucic.
"We are not interested in mutual recognition with Pristina," said Vučić.
"10 days ago, when we were on the brink of conflict, they said not to talk about small things - we need peace, we don't want conflicts and wars. When you make a decision that means preserving peace - you have once again betrayed and surrendered something. What about that people? Why don't you ask what happened to Kurti's police who were ready to start collecting fines and then backed off. They had a better deal two days ago than the one yesterday. It says clearly: all previously reached agreements must be respected. And that's for us the most important thing - our people will not be mistreated. KM plates remain and survive, since the others with the denomination of Kosovo's cities and municipalities de facto do not exist, especially south of the Ibar river. KM plates, as far as new cars are concerned, there are up to 90 of them annually, and when it comes to the renewal of registration, it is proceeding normally and there are no obligations in this regard. I even said that while the negotiations are ongoing, let's stop it. People who have KM plates, about 7000 of them on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, can continue to drive cars without interference and fines. This is a small tactical victory that will lead us into an even more difficult situation and pressure, and that's why you can't see too much joy in me because I know that difficult times await us. I am satisfied that we have preserved peace for our people, because those wonderful women who went out to protest yesterday deserve peace, they deserve that their children go to school normally, I am satisfied that we did not endanger the whole of Serbia, and that this year will be a record for us in terms of foreign investments," said Vučić.
"The situation with the Serbs in Kosovo is literally boiling. People are fed up with terror," said Vučić.
"For 23 years, you worry every day. I am grateful to our people who endured all that terror and who, after 23 years, guard their hearths and fight. As for these plans they are talking about, I have repeatedly said what our red lines are," he said.
"The European representatives were very rational, the Americans too. All this is torture. They were in a hurry to replace the Serbian representatives as soon as possible. You heard what the Serbs said, the formation of the CSM, when it is formed, then we will move on to something else. and I won't, I can't convince the Serbs. No matter how difficult it was for them, they were not afraid of the force that threatened them, because they knew that the hearth, the sanctuary, that they were defending was greater than the threat," said Vučić.
Vučić stated that he and Dodik and Cvijanović discussed the obligations that await them in the coming period. "I have introduced Mrs. Cvijanović and President Dodik with the situation in Kosovo and Metohija. We also talked about many important projects. This week a joint team will be formed, we will invest a lot of money in the construction of the memorial complex in Donja Gradina," said Vučić.
Vučić congratulated Cvijanović and Dodik on their success and stated that in Serbia they will always have someone they can rely on and trust. "I also want to thank the people of Republika Srpska because they are always with Serbia and take care of us," said Vučić.
Cvijanović emphasized that great challenges await them in their new positions.
The Chairperson of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Željka Cvijanović, thanked Serbia for wanting to participate in infrastructure projects, such as the airport in Trebinje.
The President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik thanked President Vučić for the support that Serbia gives to Republika Srpska. "We agreed that after December 1, when the government is formed, a joint session will be held where we will consider all important issues related to cooperation on projects," said Dodik.
President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik said that work will be done on the integration of Republika Srpska and Serbia.
"We informed President Vučić of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was not resolved by these elections," said Dodik.
Today in Belgrade, Vučić met with the Serbian member of the BiH Presidency Željka Cvijanović and the President of the Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik.
The meeting started around 10 a.m. in the building of the General Secretariat of the President of Serbia.