Vucic: The situation regarding the dinar has not improved; we will seek alternative solutions for delivering money to the Serbs

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Source: Kosovo Online

President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic emphasized today that the situation regarding the dinar in Kosovo had not improved, and accordingly, Serbia would be compelled to make various decisions to find alternative solutions for the payment of money within its jurisdiction to the people in Kosovo.

Vucic, in his address to the citizens, emphasized that the situation regarding the dinar in Kosovo had not improved despite the attempts of international representatives to assist with the difficult situation of the Serbs and persuade the authorities in Pristina to change their decisions.

"There are no indications that the situation will change, and accordingly, in the coming period, we will be compelled to make various decisions to find alternative solutions to manage or find alternative solutions for supplying money or paying salaries and pensions to our people in Kosovo and Metohija," Vucic said.

He stressed that it was clear that no one was in a hurry regarding this matter and that the pressure would not be on the Albanians but rather on the Serbs and Serbia.

Serbia is urgently asked for recognition of Kosovo, but there will be no pressure on Kurti fundamentally

Vucic emphasized that Western partners, with whom Serbia was in daily contact as it was on the EU path, expected three things - "de facto" or "de jure" recognition of Kosovo and, in connection with that, renunciation of Republika Srpska, imposition of sanctions on Russia with an anti-Chinese stance, and, even though Serbia as a free and independent country was not popular in Europe, a return to a puppet regime, like the one before 2012.

Vucic emphasized that for years, but now urgently, with more passion and desire, Serbia was being asked for de facto and "de jure" recognition of Kosovo, and renunciation of Republika Srpska.

"The key reason, for which many laughed at me when I first mentioned it, but now it gains value, is the fact that things in Ukraine are not going as easily and simply as many in the West expected. Things have significantly changed on the front, Russia has the initiative. Whether we want it or not, and certainly we wouldn't want to - there is a danger that has already happened in the past. If I were in Putin's place, I could always refer to the precedent of Kosovo - 'if the West had Kosovo, Russia can have some other territories, even in a much cleaner way, through referendums... That's why it's important to cover the Kosovo issue," Vucic explained.

Therefore, he noted, pressure would only increase on Serbia, but not on Albin Kurti.

"The pressure on Kurti will only exist to the extent that it does not lead to Serbia having to behave differently than to intervene, which would lead to greater conflicts, which the West does not want, just as we do not want," the President of Serbia emphasized.

In that sense, he stated that Serbia was expected to renounce Republika Srpska, which was seen as a disruptive factor under Russian influence.

"That's why it's important for Serbia to repeat that it supports the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also actively works against Republika Srpska. We will be good when we renounce Republika Srpska and criticize their political leadership," Vucic noted.

He also stated that Serbia was expected to impose sanctions on Russia and coordinate actions against China, which, he added, currently accounted for 30 percent of total foreign investments in the country, after the EU, which accounted for 64 percent.

"Whenever even a single declaration happens, assessments follow about how Serbia will suffer consequences because it did not join sanctions against Russia. Because, in fact, they want the old regime, they want the return of a puppet regime where they controlled everything like puppets in a theater, and which would accept everything and would recognize Kosovo, impose sanctions on Russia, and abandon cooperation with China. They enthusiastically accept only to be someone's puppets, but the majority of Serbia does not accept that. Hence the pressure," President Vucic pointed out.

He added that pressures on Serbia were carried out through institutions, organizations, and agencies, as well as politicians - domestic, regional, and international, as well as some domestic, regional, and international media, through the criminalization of Serbia's leadership, dehumanization, and the creation of a generally negative atmosphere.

Vucic pointed out that there is constant demonization of Serbia due to supposed autocratic tendencies.

"There is a division into two parts - that the elections are undemocratic, without any evidence, and the other supposed poor state of the media, which will only be good when media are established that will serve the acceptance of their goals," President Vucic noted.

He underscored that the "well-known Banjska" was still being used, which, as he emphasized, had become commonplace for two reasons - one to always diminish the guilt of Kurti's regime, not to talk about the murder of Galjak, attacks on Serbian children, and constant unilateral actions.

"I saw how the Americans wrote in The Times that the fact that the Serbian army was approaching Kosovo at that time meant that it had changed its military doctrine," Vucic said.

He said that countless, meaningless invented scandals were also being made up to create a bad general atmosphere.

"This means that every day some associate of Vucic is invented. Don't think it's a coincidence that Michael Roth writes provoked by the election situation in Serbia. He didn't write anything about the elections held in northern Kosovo where less than four percent of voters participated. That was democratic for him. This has nothing to do with the truth, they are not honest observers or mediators, but people who have their own political interests," the President emphasized.

He stressed that if Serbia managed to maintain its course of freedom and did not fall under those it had been under when Kosovo had declared independence, Montenegro had left, it would undoubtedly continue to act in the same way.

He also mentioned the influence of international media in criminalizing Serbia, pointing to the case of Nikola Sandulovic, whom they portrayed as a major opposition leader, who had been almost paralyzed.

"What do they know in Sweden whether Sandulovic is a major opposition figure, whether he really became paralyzed, they don't know he's a drug dealer who accused Djindjic of all sorts of things," he added.

Roth - the biggest Serb-hater in Germany, loves Kurti and independent Kosovo a lot

Responding to journalists' questions about pressure from the West to "cede" power in Belgrade to the opposition, as well as why German Bundestag member Michael Roth is so engaged in the fight against the government in Serbia, Vucic said that all Europeans had congratulated him on the victory in the national elections, while some, like Andreas Schieder and Stefan Schennach, had led a campaign against Serbia.

"Big crooks, like Bob Menendez, the US Senator who led the campaign against Serbia. I wondered why he was doing that, what harm did we do to him... And then he was arrested in the US, with gold and money, and it turned out that he was working for other governments, and in the end, we found out he was also working for the Albanians... that's why he liked Djilas and Marinika and the Albanians and all others," Vucic observed.

In that regard, he also mentioned Michael Roth, who, he says, "is not in love with them (the opposition), nor does he hate us (in power), he just loves Albin Kurti and independent Kosovo a lot."

"They are interested in Serbia only without Kosovo. A Serbia that must give up Kosovo, and Republika Srpska, and must be a puppet, to serve Roth, and not dare to respond to him with anything...," the President of Serbia noted.

Therefore, he advised Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who often responded to the German MP on the social network "X", to respond "three times stronger" next time, to teach him what a free and independent Serbia was.

"Let him play with some other countries, not with Serbia. The biggest Serb-hater in Germany," Vucic said.

He also revealed that one international representative, without wanting to disclose his name, had suggested to him to "let" the opposition take over in Belgrade, as it had happened in Hungary and Turkey.

"It would be better for me not to be in power, to be forcibly removed, as they used to do here, to lose, but to hand it over to someone else, to preserve myself at some other level... I won't. I will fight, I will do my utmost, more than ever, against those who want to ruin Serbia and Belgrade. I will never succumb to pressure and blackmail, I am the wrong address," Vucic said in the context of possible new elections in Belgrade.

Consultations on the new government

Vucic recalled that in accordance with the Constitution, he had sent invitations for consultations on the new government to 10 lists and that discussions were still ongoing with the Socialist Party of Serbia and the list "Serbia Must Not Stop."

"Three lists have announced that they will not come - the Party of Democratic Action of Sandzak list, which did not want to come last time either, as well as the New Democratic Party of Serbia list, and the 'Serbia Against Violence' list," he pointed out.

He said that after the consultations, deadlines for the election of a prime minister would start, and he expected those who created the majority to inform the public who should be the prime minister-designate for the formation of the new government.

He called on the government to fully, thoroughly, and fundamentally analyze the ODIHR recommendations, to immediately start the implementation of all 25 recommendations in a short period, adding that there were good things, such as access for disabled people to polling stations.

"I urge the Government of Serbia to react promptly in accordance with this and to start implementation from Monday. It is important for us to know that we have a democratic order in the country," he added.

Regarding the elections in Belgrade, he reported that he had spoken with representatives of the parties that had won the majority of votes and advised them not to repeat the events of 2008 when the Democrats and Socialists formed the government illegitimately.

"Such kind of thievery is no longer needed in Serbia. I know you have the majority, but it is very important to aim for new elections. It's better to lose power than to participate in that election theft like Serbia saw in 2008," Vucic concluded.