Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin on Monday accused Kosovo President Hashim Thaci of attempting to annex parts of southern Serbia.
Thaci “has revealed his mission – an attempt to grab Bujanovic, Presevo and Medvedja”, the Defense Ministry quoted Vulin as saying in its press release. Those three southern Serbia municipalities have large ethnic Albanian populations.
Vulin also accused Thaci of trying to cause a disaster in the Balkans because he fears a war crimes trial. Thaci was a senior commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in the 1999 Kosovo war.
“Fear of a trial for KLA crimes is the reason behind all of Thaci’s madness and attempts to cause a disaster in the Balkans,” Vulin said reacting to Thaci’s statement that his mission is to annex Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja to Kosovo without changing borders.
“Medicine has many names for his state but has not found a reliable cure,” Vulin is quoted as saying, adding that he “hopes a cure will be found and that Thaci will get that therapy in jail after a sentence for human organ trafficking”.