Aleksandar Vulin and Bratislav Gašić, with biographies that did not recommend them to lead anything in the security sector, are a duo with the helmsman in the Presidency of Serbia on the same task – to control all investigations that could threaten the government.
While Aleksandar Vulin and Bratislav Gašić changed the most important positions in the security sector, marijuana flourished on Jovanjica, writes Vuk Cvijić in the new issue of the weekly NIN. And not only it flourished, according to investigators at the largest plantation of this illegal plant in Europe, but also organized crime, clan war, hooligan groups, dubious arms trade, as well as corruption in all spheres. Still occupying those positions, as Gašić recently boasted, that no one had before him (minister of interior and defense, as well as director of the BIA), forgetting Vulin, this duo with the helmsman in the Presidency is still on the same task – to control all investigations that could threaten the government.
This is how Aleksandar Vučić replaced them in the most important positions in the “force” sector. Vulin, who has been the head of the BIA since December 1, 2022, was the Minister of the Interior from 2020 to 2022, and the Minister of Defense from 2017 to 2020.
Gašić, who is the Minister of Internal Affairs in the new government from 2022, was the Minister of Defense from 2014 to 2016, and from 2017 to 2022 the Director of BIA. They had different biographies, which had in common that nothing at all recommended them to lead anything in the security sector.
Vulin started his political career in the 1990s on the opposite side of the vast majority of young people at that time, because he was in the infamous JUL led by Mirjana Marković, wife of Slobodan Milošević. Gašić was a coffee reseller who was nicknamed after the product he offered: “Uncle Santos”.
What currently separates them is that Vulin was the first to be blacklisted by the US, it says, for “international organized crime, illegal drug dealing and abuse of public office”. The closeness to the regime in Russia, which the propaganda machinery of the Serbian government first seized upon, was only mentioned in passing.
“Sanctions for Alexander Vulin emphasize the determination of the United States of America to hold accountable those involved in corrupt activities that promote their own political agendas and personal interests at the expense of peace and stability in the Western Balkans,” the Ministry of Finance announced, adding that “these corrupt activities facilitate Russia’s malicious activities in Serbia and the region.”In short, the development path of Vulin, since he came back to power in 2012, on a joint list with SNS, was from his aunt’s child to a gardener in Jovanjica who was blacklisted by a world power.
Besides digging in Jovanjica as Minister of Labor, Vulin, according to the testimony of Inspector Dušan Mitić, did not announce himself as Minister of Police about the security assessment of the danger of this inspector and his superior Slobodan Milenkovic.
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