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Winds of war in the Balkans: will Serbia take military action in Kosovo? | Israel today

2022-07-31T18:52:27.266Z

Serbian President Vucic warned of an attack on his country and is expected to address the nation soon.



Record tensions in the countries of the former Yugoslavia after Belgrade escalated its rhetoric towards Kosovo:

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić warned in a broadcast speech that Kosovo plans to occupy additional territories from Serbia and said that his country would not allow this.

Vucic, who is expected to address the nation in a special speech soon, warned that "Serbia is in the most tense situation it has ever been in regarding the Kosovo issue. The situation for our people in Kosovo is dangerous and complex," said the president, referring to the ethnic Serbs of Kosovo.

Vucic threatened military action and said: "I tell you, if the Kosovars are not interested in keeping the peace, Serbia will win. The regime in Sarajevo is taking advantage of the mood in the world and is playing the card of opposition to Putin."

In the meantime, alarms were sounded in the settlements of northern Serbia, including the city of Mitrovica, which is divided into an area administered by Serbia and an area under the rule of Pristina.

The reason for the alarms is not yet known, but there is a fear of a violent flare-up in the border areas.

Recently, Serbia has escalated its rhetoric against Kosovo, which won its independence after the Balkan wars and military intervention by NATO countries in the 1990s. The Prime Minister of Serbia. Senior officials in the government in Belgrade called for "densification" in Kosovo, referring to the Russian claim that justified the invasion of Ukraine.

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Source: israelhayom

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