Vucic says Serbia will not let Kosovo into the UN: „I said 1,000 times that I will not sign off on it“


Nov 26, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, said that Serbia will “not let Kosovo” into the United Nations and that Serbia is facing difficult times.

“Before the elections in the United States of America and before the European elections, they will try to solve many things in Kosovo. It won’t be easy. It is our duty to fight and protect our country as much as we can, always and in every place,” Vucic told reporters on Sunday.

Responding to questions, Vucic said that he thinks that the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Army, General Milan Mojsilovic, will talk with the commander of KFOR on Monday only about security in Kosovo, because there is nothing else to talk about.

“When you speak in a political sense, you witness all the time, not double standards, but almost recklessly hypocritical behavior, in which KFOR and NATO rightly refer to Resolution 1244 of the UN Security Council. They derive their mandate from Resolution 1244. When you ask them about other norms from that Resolution, then the answer is „forget it, don’t look to the past, look to the future”,“ said Vucic.

“This is something that we, who are not a world power, have to get used to and we have to fight for our people and country within the limits of what is possible,” stated Vucic, adding that “their main goal is to put us in some legal framework in which we will, in one way or another, recognize the independence of Kosovo.”

“It is not a question of whether you want to solve the problem with some elections in the north of Kosovo by holding elections for Serbia. These are all problems, but none of them are the point. The point is whether we want to let them into the UN or not,” said Vucic.

Vucic said that he directly told French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Giordija Meloni, President of the European Council Charles Michel, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy and Security Josep Borrell and Special EU Envoy for Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina Miroslav Lajcak that he will not sign off on that.

„I’ve already said 1,000 times that I won’t do it,” he said.