Addressing the Serbian Parliament with Kosovo and Metohija issue on the agenda for the first time in almost seven years, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic warned that if there was no compromise solution, Serbia would lose everything and could only wait for the Albanians to attack the local Serbs, but failed to explain what that compromise was, TV N1 reports.
However, he added he would not allow ‘the pogrom and persecution of the Serbs’. “We told that the international community and General Milan Mojsilovic (the head of the Army of Serbia) informed the NATO Commander about that,” Vucic said.
“As long as I am the President, I’ll do my best to, if the tariffs Pristina imposed are annulled to find a compromise solution which would take care about the safety of our nation, protect the property, but also take care about Serbian interests,” Vucic told the MPs, members of the Government, Serb List political leaders and some diplomats in his two and a half hour address, during which he did not say what Belgrade’s plan for Kosovo is.
Vucic said Serbian people would have a final say on a referendum on the Kosovo issue, and if the result would be contrary to his plan, he would resign immediately.
Cedomir Jovanovic, the leader of the Liberal-Democratic Party (LDP) told Vucic he should be a statesman who should look into future, and asked him to reveal his plan for Kosovo.
“I cannot tell you what our plan is because of the other side. That does not mean that the plan does not exist. I could have listed every place, village, but I couldn’t because we are not alone in that, we are not the only ones who will decide,” Vucic answered. He added it was possible that “we don’t reach a compromise at all (or) in the next five, ten years, and that would have catastrophic consequences for the both Albanians and Serbs.”
“If we don’t accept a compromise, we’ll lose everything,” Vucic said, adding that without a compromise “you can only wait for the Albanian attacks.”
He then thanked Russia and its President Vladimir Putin, to the loud applause in the hall for the help offered to Serbia. Vucic also thanked China for its investments in Serbia and also to those countries that did not recognise Kosovo independence.
Earlier, Vucic spoke about the history of the Kosovo problem.