Missing reporter alive and healthy, Serbia’s President says

NEWS 15.06.2018 15:27
Source: Tanjug/Dimitrije Goll

Stefan Cvetkovic who went missing on Wednesday night is alive and unhurt and is in a local police station in the northern town of Bela Crkva, Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic told a news conference.

He did not give many details, except that Cvetkovic was found in the Bela Crkva wider area and that he gave his version of what has happened since the night between Wednesday and Thursday which “our security services will look into.”

 However, Vucic said that police decoded 16 phone calls originated from Kosovo’s capital Pristina. He did not say who owned the phone or phones which those calls were made to.

“There are some strange conversations, mention of Kosovo and some other territories,” he added.
Vucic also said that Cvetkovic’s story sounded odd, but that police were checking it “as it was absolute truth.”

He said that Serbia was exposed to bitter attacks in the last several days, attempts to endanger our internal order and the republic institutions, adding that “some (people) tried to take control of our streets and junctions and international motorways under false excuse of fuel prices.”

Vucic referred to protests that happened across Serbia when drivers and farmers blocked some roads saying the fuel prices were too high compared to the living standard and even to some wealthier countries.

Cvetkovic’s disappearance causes both domestic and international concern after some locals have found his car with running engine and doors opened and some personal belonging next to it.

Serbia’ s police, gendarmes, divers and helicopters were involved in a search since the disappearance was reported.

Cvetkovic is said to have been working on a story about the January assassination of a Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic. The investigation into the murder produces no results so far.