Carnegie Centre in Moscow: Belgrade ready to sign just about anything relating to Kosovo

Serbian officials are ready to sign whatever it takes regarding Kosovo in exchange for guarantees that they would remain in power, the Beta news agency reported on Thursday quoting the Carnegie Centre in Moscow.

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj’s appearance in front of The Hague court is not a guarantee of quick progress in resolving the Kosovo issue. Having learned from the past experience, the Serbian leadership has sceptically accepted the news and believes that Haradinaj’s indictment is yet another trick by the West to force Belgrade to make fresh concessions, the Carnegie Centre said.  

It added that Haradinaj’s resignation, especially if it is followed by a trial, will inevitably affect Pristina’s behaviour.  

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“The Serbian leadership is essentially prepared to sign whatever it takes regarding Kosovo in exchange for guarantees that it would remain in power. If the Special Court in The Hague can make the Pristina authorities do the same, the Kosovo issue might be solved successfully,” it said.  

The article added that the ease with which the West allowed one of the main players in the negotiations regarding Kosovo to leave, shows that Western mediation in this issue is built on completely different principles.  

“Official Washington and the EU are tired with Pristina’s capricious behaviour and blackmail and have decided to rethink everything. The West now feels that the Kosovo elite, not Serbia‘s, is the main obstacle in resolving the problem and will act accordingly in future,“ the Carnegie Centre said.

(N1, 25.07.2019)




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