The President Of Serbia Alexander Vucic. Archive photo
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic reacted to the outcry that caused the statement of the US special envoy for the Western Balkans Gabriel Escobar about the notions of Kosovo and Serbia.
Friday Escobar said the Serbian branch of CNN channel N1 that narrative “Kosovo is Serbia” it is time to forget and change to “Kosovo and Serbia is Europe”. His words caused a great resonance in the media and the Serbian public.”We are talking about a man who is correct in every conversation, and don’t forget that it is us policy. What do you expect from him, what is the news for you?! Look at the hypocrisy in our society, as we are surprised, shocked, why are you surprised when they telling us this for 23 years!”, emotionally Vucic said on Saturday in an address to the citizens.
He noted that for the U.S. armed Albanians in Kosovo in the late 1990-ies were “freedom fighters” and now, armed Serbs in the region would be declared terrorists.
“They have a very thin line between terrorists and freedom fighters. Is American politics. What do you expect from Mr. Escobar. Why are we pretending not to understand what is their policy?” – said the Serbian leader.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova earlier commented on the proposal of the US special envoy to forget that the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo is Serbia, briefly stating: “Never.”