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March 16, 2022

Vucic: We are not so naive as to expect Western reaction to Pristina’s raid

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday he expected no reaction from the international community to an early morning raid by Pristina’s special police forces in several Serb homes in Strpce, Sevce and Brezovica, Kosovo-Metohija, because Pristina would say it was a part of a fight against crime and corruption.

But Pristina’s objective is completely different – under the guise of concerns over the management of the Brezovica ski resort, it aims to expel Serbs from the Sirinicka zupa region and make their survival in the south of Kosovo-Metohija impossible, Vucic said.

“To me it is quite clear, but whether it will be clear to others is another matter….Should we expect anyone to say anything? Do not be naive. We have long overcome the degree of naivete where we believed anyone in the West would say anything against the harassment of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija,” Vucic told reporters in Novi Sad.

He also said March 17 marked the 18th anniversary of a 2004 pogrom against Kosovo-Metohija Serbs, noting that no one had as yet been called to account for the killings of Serbs and destruction of their holy sites in the province.


March 16, 2022

Vučić: Their goal is to clean everything from Serbs
President of Serbia stated, during a visit to the factory “BMTS Technology” in Novi Sad, that the goal of ROSU’s action is to clean Kosovo and Metohija of Serbs

Just to reiterate that several armed members of the Kosovo Police, ROSU, broke into several Serb houses in Štrpce, Sevac and Brezovica just before six o’clock this morning.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said today that he did not expect a reaction from the international community due to the action of the special Kosovo police in Strpce, and added that he believed that the action would be explained by the alleged fight against corruption and crime.

“And their goal is to clean the Sirinić parish, so that Serbs could not stay in the south of Kosovo. And all that is hidden behind the false concern for honesty in the management of Brezovica,” Vučić told reporters in Novi Sad.

He added that it had been clear to him for a long time. “Should we expect someone to say something in Serbs’ defense? Don’t be naive and expect something like that,” he said.

Vučić said that tomorrow is the 18th anniversary of the pogrom of Serbs in the March 2004 violence in Kosovo, and that we only need to look at how many Albanians were held responsible for the killings, destruction of churches and property in that period. “Even those who were silent in Belgrade did nothing and are now bragging about it,” he added.