Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that they saved Serbia from war and that they will take the necessary steps to preserve peace.
Vucic made evaluations about the year 2022 to the members of the press in Belgrade, the capital of the country.
Pointing out that they maintain financial stability, economy and growth, Vucic stated that his country is in a more favorable position “compared to Europe” in terms of financial stability.
“We saved Serbia from the war and got it off its knees,” Vucic said. said.
Referring to Serbia-Kosovo relations, Vucic noted that his country will take all necessary steps to maintain peace.
Underlining that “difficulties” await them when it comes to the north of Kosovo, Vucic said that his country respects all agreements, including the Brussels Agreement, but that Kosovo does not respect any agreement.
Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia have escalated after the detention of former Serbian police officer Dejan Pantic.
Reacting to Pantic’s detention, Kosovo Serbs blocked the roads with the barricades they set up in northern Kosovo on 10-29 December 2022.
Serbian President Vucic had called for the barricades erected in response to Pantic’s arrest in northern Kosovo to be lifted after the detention order was turned into house arrest.
Serbia considers Kosovo, which declared its independence unilaterally in 2008, as its territory.
Serbia and Kosovo, which periodically clash, are trying to find a common way for the normalization of relations and eventually for the two countries to get to know each other, within the scope of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Process initiated in 2011 under EU mediation. (AA)