DANGEROUS calls by the prime minister of the temporary institutions in Pristina for the unification of the false state of Kosovo with Albania have the key goal of covering up his fiasco in the recent local elections in the province, but this “smokescreen” used by Albin Kurti could ignite the entire region.
Despite Belgrade’s warnings that Kurti’s revival of the “Greater Albania project” is another in a series of numerous provocations and dangerous disturbances of peace and stability from the western part of the international community, there is not even a warning, let alone a condemnation.
And the “list” of Kurti’s extreme moves in less than two years in power is longer. He refused to form the Union of Serbian Municipalities, disrupted the Brussels dialogue and demanded that we recognize Kosovo. He threatened Belgrade with a lawsuit for genocide and rejected the “Open Balkans” initiative, which includes Serbia, Northern Macedonia and Albania.
By violent maneuvers of banning Serbian license plates and “arresting” sweets in the north of Kosovo and Metohija, under the slogan of the fight against corruption, he brought the entire region to the brink of conflict. He also dared to accuse Serbia of “calling for a third Balkan war”.
Even the fact that he received a strong slap in the local elections, in which his “Self-Determination” won only four out of a total of 38 mayoral seats, did not influence Kurti to “pull the trigger” in the implementation of the pernicious policy. Sobering up was not even a clear message to him so far, the strongest patrons of false Kosovo independence, that he should “drop the ball”.
Namely, the new American administration constantly calls on Pristina to respect the signed agreements, including the Washington one, and it was recently denied a visa for the United States.
The West is shamefully silent on dangerous messages from Pristina
Kurti is persistently seeking support for the creation of a front against Serbia in the region, and relies most on Croatia. Thus, on Monday, in their media, he again “woven” around Serbia, which he compared to “Germany between the two wars”, and called Croatia a “model”.
Kurti told “Večernji list” that he was “worried that Serbia is currently spending more on the army than everyone else in the Western Balkans combined” and accused President Aleksandar Vučić of wanting the so-called Kosovo to make a “dysfunctional state”. He added to the meaningless accusations that “Serbia is behaving like Russia in the Western Balkans and is making Republika Srpska in BiH into BiH, and Montenegro into Ukraine.”
The President of the Parliamentary Committee for Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun, says for “Novosti” that all this is part of Kurti’s long-term policy of causing destabilization and marginalization of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija:
– The only thing he wants is recognition from Belgrade and membership in the UN, and he thinks that with these moves he is making, he can achieve that. He has, more or less, tacitly or openly, the support of those countries that do not sanction him, and could, from the USA through the EU. There is also the support of Albania, because we see that Kurti’s and Edi Rama’s goals are the same, the unification of “Kosovo” and Albania.
Ognjen Karanovic, director of the Center for Social Stability, believes that after the election failure, Kurti will try even harder to stay in power:
– Albanian voters obviously saw him as a demagogue, who sold them fog, because not only did he not implement the promised reforms, but he also “capitulated” several times before President Vučić, as in the case of the ROSU invasion of northern Kosovo and Metohija. That is why he decided to strengthen the nationalist and chauvinist rhetoric, so he returned the issue of creating a “Greater Albania”. Kurti trusts that there is still enough support in the West for such a policy, although it is melting on all meridians, even in the United States, while it can still count on Great Britain and Germany.
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