Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Bajina Basta, western Serbia, on Tuesday pressure on Serbia over Kosovo-Metohija and Republika Srpska would grow but that Serbia would always be with its people and help it in every way.
He noted that there would be no new “Operations Storm” or “Operations Flash” against Serbs.
“Serbia is a different country today, and it respects itself and its people,” Vucic said.
The Serbs have suffered too much for us to allow that to happen again, he said.
“We wish all the best to everyone, and we wish to preserve peace and build the future together. Serbia cannot let all that happened in the 1990s or during WWII happen again,” Vucic said.
“In the recent history of Serbia, the saddest day is certainly 4 August 1995. On this day, 4 August, the country observes the Day of Remembrance for Serbs killed and expelled in [the U.S.-supported] Operation Storm which was the most brutal operation in Europe after the Second World War,” the diplomat said. “During the operation, about 2,000 Serbs were killed, and 220,000 to 250,000 Serbs were expelled from Croatia, which was the largest ethnic cleansing on the European continent,” the diplomat [Chargé d’Affaires Savo Durica ] said.
“Serbia is sincerely grateful to Belarus for its steadfast, consistent and principled support for Serbia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Serbia highly appreciates Belarus’ unwavering stance on non-recognition of the self-proclaimed Kosovo and the support provided to Serbia in international organizations on this matter,” Savo Durica emphasized.