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Dacic: Pressure to be fiercer than ever in next two months (Srpski Telegraf, Tanjug, B92)

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Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic has warned that in the two months after the summit in Berlin, pressure on Serbia will be fiercer than ever before.

“The Berlin summit did not bring a solution, but a step has been made, given that Germany and France insist on the unblocking of the dialogue and the resumption of talks between Belgrade and Pristina,” Dacic said in op-ed published by Srpski Telegraf.

“On the other hand, this does not mean that pressure on Belgrade will weaken. On the contrary, in the next two months it will be fiercer than ever before.” According to him, the ground is being prepared to exert “a total pressure on Serbia.”

“By July, when a new summit in Paris should be held, Serbia and President Aleksandar Vucic will be under tremendous pressure. In all possible and impossible ways, they will try to break us, to weaken our position, to come to the point of Serbia losing everything, and Pristina gaining everything,” Dacic underlined.

He also believes that the continuation of Serbia’s EU accession talks will be conditioned with the demand that Belgrade joins sanctions against Russia and renounces its partnership with China.

“Under the slogan of concern for our citizens, they will try to close all the doors for us. However, they will not succeed! Not as long as Serbia has these authorities, that have friends in Moscow and Beijing, but also in Berlin, Paris, Washington, Brussels… Everyone could see in Beijing that we have friends, when President Vucic met with leaders of China and Russia, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. Allow me to say that not everyone can do that,” Dacic wrote.

He recalled that Serbian friends from Beijing and Moscow provide Belgrade with unreserved support when it comes to Kosovo.

“That’s the wind at our backs, our guarantee that in the United Nations, no Haradinaj, Thaci, or Pacolli can break Serbia and the Serbs,” Dacic emphasized.

He added it is good to have meetings like the Berlin summit, because that reduces the possibility of incidents or attacks on Serbs (in Kosovo).

“Serbia has a chance, but, as President Vucic said, we are facing a difficult time, many problems and a great struggle. We will succeed only if we are united around the most important national issues. Our friends’ assistance is welcome, but we are the ones to whom Serbian interests come first, and who fight for them,” Dacic concluded.



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