Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s President, said on Friday the European Union double-crossed him when promised Kosovo platform would not be on Pristina’s parliament agenda, adding Belgrade would not accept “the ultimatum by Pristina and its Western mentors,” the Beta news agency reported.
He reiterated Belgrade favoured a compromise, but would not allow anyone to humiliate Serbia and that much stronger countries did not succeed to do in history.
“Gang from Pristina, beat it, find someone who will agree to that (the Platform), Serbia won’t,” Vucic told at a rally in the northern town of Sremska Mitrovica, a part of his the Future of Serbia campaign throughout the country.
He said he had told the EU High Representative and the Belgrade - Pristina dialogue on normalisation of relations mediator Federica Mogherini six months ago that something like that (the Platform) would be a catastrophe for Serbia and the whole Balkans.
"I was promised it would not be on the agenda of the Kosovo Parliament, let alone adopted. They deceived me, but they tricked themselves even more," Vucic said.
Earlier on Friday, the European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic refused to comment the adopting of Pristina’s negotiation platform for the dialogue with Belgrade.
"The European Union does not comment the stands of either side in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, she told a news briefing.
She added an agreement should be in the interest of the citizens of Kosovo, Serbia and the region and that it could only be reached through negotiations.
Vucic also said Pristina had issued ten arrest warrants against “the most capable and most courageous young men” from northern Kosovo in the last three days, “to expel them and leave only old Serbs in Kosovo."
Speaking about the endorsement of the Platform in Kosovo Parliament Vucic said that a Serb “Slobodan Petrovic who supports #1 in 5 million (long-running anti-government rallies across Serbia, demanding Vucic’s resignation, fair elections and free media) protests enabled the quorum for the session.”