Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday that Belgrade would not go on its own in forming the Community of Serb Municipalities (CSM), in Kosovo, but would wait for Pristina’s move.
He referred to previously set date of April 20, when the Serbs in Kosovo said they would form the CSM as stipulated by the Brussels agreement on their own, since Pristina had not done anything in five years.
Pristina said it would apply with the Europen Union’s date set for three months from now.
“Serbs won’t form the CSM neither tomorrow or the day after. We have been waiting for five years and we will wait for another three months, so that no one can accuse the Serbs for violating international deals and agreements,” Vucic told Serbia's state television RTS.
He added he was sure Pristina would not form the Community. “I know Albanians and their mentors, and those lies cannot be swallowed any more. They had to change their system and regulations to ajust them to the CSM, but had done nothing,” Vucic added.
He sad that all points of the Brussels Agreement signed by Pristina and Belgrade under the EU auspices in 2013 had been honoured but the one related to the CSM.
Referring to the incident in the Serbia’s parliament when a nationalist and a convicted war criminal Vojsislav Seselj trampled a Croatian flag and swore at a visiting Croatian delegation, Vucic said he was very sorry that the Croats decided to cut the stay short.
He added that Seselj also had an outburst during the visit of the EU Foreign and Security chief Frederica Mogherini, but said she had not left the parliament, let alone Serbia.
"The question is why it happened, and I have no answer to that. However, our obligation is to condemn that and that is the difference between us and the Croats,” he said.
Vucic added that only Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic had condemned some incidents, while others did not do that “when a Serb flag was burned and when I was called a Chetnic (Serbian national movement during the WWII and the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s) in Zagreb.”