The Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic threatened this week to send troops into neighboring Kosovo to protect Serbs living in the northern part of the breakaway territory; Kosovo is officially recognized by the developing world after the Balkan wars of the 1990s where ethnic Kosovars were subjected to genocide by Serbian forces. NATO went to war against Serbia to stop the killiing.
Speaking with the Russian state-controlled news outlet Izvestia, Dacic also hinted at possible military assistance from the Russian Federation in any such operation.
According to Dacic, “the Albanian side in Kosovo is reluctant to make agreements and continues whipping up incidents in order to hinder efforts aimed at reaching a compromise.” “Their goal is to intimidate the Serbs and make them leave northern Kosovo. In this situation, we continue to remind the international community that KFOR must protect the Serbs,” Dacic pointed out. “If the international community fails to respond in accordance with the United Nations’ resolution, if the Serbs have to face violence, if these attacks on them continue, then Belgrade will have to react and Serbia is ready for that. However, I hope that there will be no need to do it,” the Serbian top diplomat added. “We are grateful to Russia for its support, particularly, political support in relation to the issue of Kosovo and Metohija. At the same time, I certainly hope that we won’t have to ask for assistance,” Dacic said, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
If the Serbian Armed Forces try to cross Kosovo’s administrative border, they will face an immediate intervention on the part of NATO and the United States, Senior Researcher with the Institute for Slavic Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences Pyotr Iskenderov said, pointing out that Kosovo’s Uroshevac hosted one of the largest US military bases in Europe. “None of the parties involved in efforts to resolve the Kosovo issue wants the conflict to escalate. In order to prevent tensions from rising, Russia, the US and the European Union need to help hammer out a specific formula that will make it possible for Belgrade to interact with Pristina without recognizing Kosovo’s independence. For instance, Serbia could refrain from a full recognition, giving its permission for Kosovo’s accession to the United Nations and other international organizations,” the expert noted, added TASS.
Russian anger still boils over the NATO action against a close ally during a time where Russia’s armed forces were weak and could not respond during the Clinton presidency. Serbia is an Orthodox Christian state where Kosovo and Albania are Muslim, although much of the population of the two states are secular. Turkey has been working to re-Islamize the region.
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Serbia should.plead their case to President.
Trump is a.nationalist, and would see things differently than the politocians that STOLE.Serbian territory to appease the Muslim Albanian immigrants that poured into to Kosovo to overthrow it and they did with treacherous American help.
Serbia is Christian. America has no business supporting muslims in a Christian continent.
This article is somewhat using words that are completely biased. For example, invade, genocide Balkan wars. Kosovo and Metohia were Serbian teritory since the begining of the 20 the Century namely after the liberation from Ottoman Turks. Ever since its existence Serbs lived in that territory. There is more Cristian churches and Monasteries in that part if Serbia then in half of the Continent. All those Churches are going back in time and some of them are as old as the faith itself. Talking of genocide is propsterous and false statement considering what happen there. After the fall of Stalinist communism in Albania there was a political movement amongst Sciptars to create Greater Albania. In Serbia and North Macedonia they created terrorist militant organization called UCK. The idea was to take western parts of North Macedonia as well as Kosovo. No State on this planet would allow its Citizens to bear arms and even to be organised in the paramilitary units, similar to ISIL of today. Both governments used their police an military assets to suppress armed terrorist activities in its sovereign EU recognised territories. There were losses on both sides, certanly hevier on terrorist UCK sude cose they were not as trained and armed as the Government units. 95 % of human life loses were UCK but western politicians accused Jugoslav Government of using disproportionate force against Sciptars which was false. In any case there was no genocide as genocide stands for something else, please consult any dictionary as well as definition adopted by the UN. It wasn’t a Balkan war, it was a Civil war in SFR Jugoslavia as the begining and as the process of its dismemberment. Lots if journalists write something about that the really do not know or for the purpose of spreading a false propaganda that serves to justify UN non approved 1999 aggression against SR Jugoslavia.
This article couldn’t be more wrong.
Journalism at its worst.
Clinton helped ensure that moslems would own Kosovo to make the region safer for oil and gas pipelines. I would turn my back and look the other way, if the Serbs were to invade Kosovo.
Every comment is a russian or serbian.
Kosovo it was, it is and it will always by e Albanian land.
Albanians are autochthonous in this land, those churches as Albanians.
By the way if all of you did’t know more serbians and slavic womens bave birth to ottoman sultans than other women of other nations.
Today we have brotherhood between slavic people and muslims.
Just visit som muslim country everywhere you have slavic women, some are married to a muslim guy some are there to find love like they ancestors did.