Serbia has continued conducting “aggressive campaign” against Kosovo and wants to destabilise the whole region, Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj told Croatian media, stressing that he has informed Croatian senior officials about this.
Speaking for Zagreb daily newspaper Vecernji List, Hoxhaj said he talked to the leaderships of Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro during his visits to those countries and that they discussed forming a pact, which would “confront Serbia and its aggressive policy.”
According to him, everyone in the region should be “more cautious and work together,” as a possible territory swap in the region would make Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic merge Bosnian Serb-dominated part, Republika Srpska (RS), with Serbia.
A territory swap emerged in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue as an idea of a possible solution to the issue of Kosovo, Serbia’s region that declared independence in 2008, which Serbia disputes.
The idea was strongly objected both locally and internationally as it was believed that any border change in the region might lead to further conflicts.
Serbia’s senior officials assessed Hoxhaj’s statements as hostile.
Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said it was necessary to see how would Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro respond to Hoxhaj’s idea of forming a pact against Serbia.
“We would like to hear what Serbia and the Serbian people did to make them form a pact against Serbia and the Serbian people,” Stefanovic told the public broadcaster, RTS.
Head of Serbia’s Government Office for Kosovo, Marko Djuric, stressed that Hoxhaj’s words should be taken seriously because the pact he talks about means “a pact against peace” and regional stability.
Knowing how serious Albanians in Kosovo are in their attempts to undermine regional peace, Djuric stressed, one can say that Serbia “is a victim of Pristina’s attempt to push the whole region into the flames of a conflict.”