President of Serbia Alexander Vucic after talks with the leadership of the NATO International Stability Force in Kosovo (KFOR), told reporters that he was optimistic about a peaceful settlement of the ready-to-transition in the hot phase conflict.
“I hope the situation will defuse by tomorrow,” Vučić said, adding: “In the coming weeks and months, we will face the most severe political struggle throughout history.”
His opinion is partly shared by the head of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskywho in his Telegram channel indicated the interest of “external forces” in aggravating the Kosovo conflict – those NATO countries that, wrote the head of the LDPR faction, “bombed Belgrade in 1999, dismembered the former Yugoslavia and opened Pandora’s box, recognizing the self-declaration of independence by Pristina” .
According to Slutsky, the fact that the Kosovo authorities have postponed the introduction of a ban on entry with Serbian numbers and documents until September 1 is “not a solution to the issue.”
“This is a burning wick in a powder keg,” the parliamentarian writes, explaining that the countries interested in this will continue to “fan the smoldering embers of the Balkan fire”, because they need to “shift the focus of attention from their own global miscalculations.”
Two reasons to still set fire to the Balkans
The leader of the Kosovo Front movement agrees with the last statement. Alexander Kravchenko.
Answering a question from a Pravda.Ru correspondent about NATO’s goals in Kosovo, he said:
“One of them is an informational cover for the failures of American diplomacy in the Taiwanese-Chinese direction. They need the whole world to turn their eyes to the shooting in Kosovo that happened, to the possibility of a military conflict there. And then the failures that the Americans suffered in Taiwan remain without attention.
The second is an attempt to resolve some of the old issues while Russia is bogged down in Ukraine. Kosovo is one of them. While Moscow is occupied by the NVO, NATO gives the Albanians a chance to take control of the entire territory of Kosovo and thereby force Serbia to admit its final defeat.
— Why did Kosovo decide to postpone the introduction of a ban on the use of Serbian license plates and identity cards until September 1 exactly?
It’s probably an attempt to play for time. The Albanian leadership over the past many years has been blocking in every possible way and not fulfilling the agreements that were reached back in Brussels on the peaceful settlement of the conflict and the status of Northern Kosovo.
It is possible that now Pristina is preparing for some kind of forceful solution to the issue.