President of Serbia compares Kosovo's Prime Minister to Zelensky
President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, stated on Sunday that the most challenging situation regarding Kosovo is yet to come because the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, dreams of becoming similar to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.
This was reported by the Anews.
According to Vucic, Kosovo will experience what Serbia has not seen and could not anticipate.
"And all thanks to the provocative actions and terribly irresponsible behavior of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti. I fear general vulnerability and instability. I fear even major conflicts because I know that Serbs cannot tolerate this, and I know that this other person who caused all this does not want to retire because he aspires to be like Zelensky," Vucic said on Serbian Pink TV.
Tensions between Belgrade and Pristina escalated after the police in Kosovo clashed with local Serbs who had gathered in front of the municipality building to block the newly elected ethnic Albanian mayor's access to his office.
Police equipped to deal with mass disturbances were deployed around the premises, and personnel from the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo and NATO forces in Kosovo were present. Stun grenades and tear gas injured at least 10 people following the torching of a police car and audible gunfire, according to media reports. Vucic ordered the army to move to the border and called on NATO to stop violence against local Serbs in Kosovo.
The President of Serbia urged the army and security forces to be ready for combat.
Kosovo Serbs on Saturday called on Vucic to suspend the ongoing dialogue process for the normalization of relations with Kosovo, whose 2008 independence neighboring Serbia has never recognized.
As The Gaze reported, Democratic US senators, who are part of a congressional delegation visiting the Balkans, Chris Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Gary Peters, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called on Kosovo and Serbia to act swiftly on the agreement reached in March through the mediation of the European Union. "For Kosovo, the path to NATO and the European Union lies through an agreement with Serbia. This is an undeniable fact," Murphy told journalists at the US Embassy in Pristina.