Vucic after the meeting with O’Brien: We agree on little regarding Kosovo and Srebrenica


April 21, 2024. Posted by  Periscope - Hellas

 Serbia’s President, Aleksandar Vucic, said after a meeting with the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs of the US State Department, James O'Brien, that there is little they agreed on when it comes to Kosovo and Srebrenica.

„We agree that it is very important that peace and stability must be preserved, and on the Serbian side, I promised that Serbia would behave responsibly and seriously and I said what lies are coming from those who talk about some kind of invasion, war, as we are not even considering participating in such things,“ Vucic told reporters at the Presidency after the meeting.

He said that his and O’Brien’s views differ on the issue of Kosovo, Metohija and Srebrenica.

He thanked O’Brien for saying that the Community of Serb Municipalities is an “important and powerful obligation” that Pristina must fulfil.

„That obligation has been strong for 11 years”, he said, arguing that it is being ignored and that “they have been lying to us for more than 4,000 days”

 “Both Pristina and the Europeans who signed it with us,“ said Vucic.

He stated that Pristina did not implement anything from the Brussels Agreement, while Serbia did, and even implemented certain things from the Ohrid Agreement.

„They weren’t interested in any of that, it didn’t oblige them, they just imposed new problems on the Serb population – from the abolition of the dinar, and put us in a position where we propose a solution for how we’re going to pay out euros, and they won’t even do that,“ said Vucic.

He also cited examples of daily arrests and beatings of Serbs, as well as the fact that „everyone – the State Department, NATO, the EU and everyone else“ is silent on all this.

„But well, that’s why they will be rewarded with membership in the Council of Europe and I told Mr. O’Brien that Serbia – we know we are small and that the US is a world power – Serbia will resist this violence against the Serbian state and people and will fight. If we lose – we lose, what else can we do,“ he said.

When it comes to the UN resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica, Vucic said that they discussed it for a long time and that he is particularly concerned about that issue.

„I know what it means and how it will disrupt relations in the region. Don’t forget, it was made as a decision of one people against another people within Bosnia and Herzegovina itself,“ said Vucic.

Vucic argued that the issue of that resolution was illegally moved from the Security Council to the UN General Assembly, stating that it belongs in the Security Council. He stressed that Serbia will object to it in the UN.

„I told O’Bryan to his face everything that is important for our citizens. How difficult what is happening is for the Serb people“, said Vucic.