Stefanovic: No document allows Pristina to form a military

NEWS 10.08.2022 14:46
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Nebojša Stefanović
Source: TANJUG/ MINISTARSTVO ODBRANE/ DARIMIR BANDA

Serbia’s Defense Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said it was quite obvious that every inch of Kosovo’s territory needs to be protected from “Kurti, Mehaj and the like”, who are turning Kosovo into a “black hole” of Europe where hopelessness, fear and instability flourish, said the Ministry.

“There is no international document allowing Pristina to form a military on the territory of our southern province, but there is the Brussels Agreement under which the Albanian side made a pledge to the European Union to form the Community of Serb Municipalities. (Kosovo Defense Minister) Armend Mehaj and (Kosovo Prime Minister) Albin Kurti are well aware of this, but they are deliberately deceiving their own people, trying to intimidate the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija (the official name for what the Serbian authorities consider to be the country’s southern province) and destabilize our region in every possible way,” Stefanovic said in a statement.

The Minister said that, under the UN Resolution 1244, KFOR is the only legitimate armed formation that can exist in Kosovo, that there is no international document allowing anything else and that “politicians in Pristina are well aware of this, although this does not prevent them from constantly announcing the creation and arming of the so-called Kosovo Armed Forces.”

“The purpose of this is to instill fear among the Serbs, but also to fool the Albanians who are sinking into ever-increasing poverty and living without any future prospects” Minister Stefanovic said.