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Đurić: Threatening overtones and falsehoods by unnamed NATO representatives constitute continued violence against Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija

April 15, 2018

Threatening overtones and falsehoods stated by unnamed NATO representatives constitute a continuation of violence perpetrated against the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija as recently as two weeks ago. They are also an unacceptable interference in the democratic processes and efforts invested to overcome the conflicts in the Western Balkans in a peaceful manner.

Marko Đurić

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“I regard the interference on the part a military alliance into the implementation and interpretation of the European Union-facilitated agreements reached between Belgrade and Pristina as inappropriate, to put it mildly. Instead of trying to interfere with political processes in a democratic state such as Serbia, NATO should take a little more care of the matters falling within its own mandate, namely the UN Security Council Resolution 1244 and security of the non-Albanian population in Kosovo and Metohija.

Fortunately, we are not yet living in a post-apocalyptic antiutopian world in which our lives are be managed by some kind of a global military junta, and I hope that we will never inhabit such a world. Only such a place would conform to the messages we heard today from the anonymous sources in Brussels.

The Community of Serbian Municipalities must be formed entirely in accordance with the agreements reached with the EU facilitation, and not according to the will of some anonymous NATO sources.

It is certain that the Community of Serbian Municipalities will also be financed from Belgrade, since this is one of the outcomes stemming from the Brussels Dialogue, and no words stated by an “anonymous source” over a cup of coffee can ever undo what has been achieved in a political and diplomatic process which lasted several years and was mediated by the EU.

I quote Point 17d of the Agreement made with Pristina, which provides that the Community of Serbian Municipalities will be financed from, inter alia: "contributions, grants, donations, as well as through the financial support of other associations and organizations, domestic and international, as well as from the Republic Serbia ... "

My question to NATO is where have they been for the past five years, since that is how long is Pristina’s delay in implementing the agreed under the First Agreement concluded in Brussels, specifically relating to the Community of Serbian Municipalities. Also, since when does the interpretation of international agreements and the pressure to change fall within the mandate of that alliance?

Of course, none of that falls within the NATO mandate. But what it does in fact involve is maintaining the order established by UN Security Council Resolution 1244 which makes no mention of the so-called independent Kosovo as lobbied for by the anonymous source from Brussels.

Finally, being a protagonist of the events discussed in the interview with said anonymous source, I have to ask NATO about the point and purpose of their lie that the visit announcement procedure was violated. The official correspondence clearly shows that the notification was sent within the agreed timeline for such visits, at 09:44 hours on Friday March 23, and not after the working hours, at 17: on the same day 00, as claimed by NATO.

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