PRIME MINISTER of the Provisional Institutions of Pristina, Albin Kurti, repeated tonight in Vienna that the declaration of independence of the so-called Kosovo has never meant independence from Albania, but liberation from Serbia, and we must never forget that.
In a discussion organized by the Karl Renner Institute in Vienna and the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Kurti emphasized that the exchange of territories with Serbia would bring conflicts, and unification with Albania would never go with the beginning of a war or conflicts.
– First of all, I am a citizen of (so-called) Kosovo, and when you talk about Serbia, its militarization, close relations with Moscow, then all of us Albanians, in (so-called) Kosovo and in Albania, generally react the same. We have the same language, the same history, but we are currently in a situation to have two countries. All Albanians would like unification, because it would not be directed against anyone, and the goal is not to be bigger, but to make a greater contribution to peace – he explained.
He believes that this would be an expression of peace, and not an expression of aggression, and, as he says, the exchange of territories would mean new conflicts and bloodshed.
– There are no perfect ethnic borders and someone will always live on the wrong side of the border. I have always said that this is not a recipe for a solution, but for war. Serbia’s goal was to relativize the statehood of (so-called) Kosovo, and Belgrade never meant the exchange of territories, but the division of (so-called) Kosovo – said Kurti.
He said that on the so-called In the past, Kosovo was ruled by politicians who behaved like medieval monarchs, who would be willing to play with territories.
– That royalist approach is dying out. I am not saying that the idea of exchanging territories and dividing Kosovo has disappeared, but it has certainly failed in its implementation – he believes.
In addition, Kurti adds that the dialogue with Belgrade should lead to transformation for the better of both societies, relying on European values.
Today, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, responded to Kurti’s provocations, and wondered what would happen if he spoke about the unification of all Serbs into one state.
– Whether you would hang me in Washington or Berlin, I only know that I could not live an hour. The chase would start immediately – said Vučić today in Novi Sad.
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