A senior official of the Serbian opposition Dveri Movement said that his party will not join the United Opposition of Serbia unless that new political group makes Kosovo a top priority.
A press release quoted Dveri deputy leader Ivan Kostic as saying that the movement joined the Alliance for Serbia (SzS) because it included several Dveri program priorities in its own program, including two which “insisted on respect for the constitution and UN Security Council resolution 1244, not recognizing the false state of Kosovo and a referendum on the issue”.
Kostic added that the SzS ceased to exist with the forming of the United Opposition of Serbia which led the Dveri Presidency to decide no to join the new opposition group and continue its political activities independently but is prepared to work with the rest of the opposition to fight for free media and democratic elections. “Cooperation among the opposition is needed to topple the current authorities but that does not mean we should melt into a new opposition platform which has no clearly defined views on key national and state issues. Defending Kosovo as part of Serbia and cooperating with everyone who shares our view as well as the defense of holy shrines, the Serbian people and the church in Montenegro is our priority at this time,” the deputy leader of the conservative right-wing party said.