Deputies of the Serbian Assembly (Parliament) fought during a speech by President Aleksandar Vučić at an open meeting of the Parliament dedicated to the negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina. This was reported on February 2 by the Serbian edition of 24 Sedam.
The Serbian leader presented to members of the country’s parliament a 10-point state plan for Kosovo and Metohija.
Vučić noted that the country was facing blackmail from the international community over the issue and proposed his plan to continue its European path and Serbia’s economic progress while keeping Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija safe and secure for them and their children.
This plan was not too happy with the representatives of the opposition. Holding a poster with the inscription “No to the ultimatum!” at some point, a group of deputies went to the podium where the president was sitting and started a brawl. Prior to that, during his speech, parliamentarians shouted insults at the leader of the country, and at the end they tried to attack him.
Earlier on Feb. 2, Vučić said at a meeting of parliament that joining the European Union (EU) is supported by less than 43% of the Serbian population, although this is vital for the country. The Serbian President added that the West threatens to prevent the country from joining the European Union and withdraw all foreign investment if it refuses the Kosovo settlement plan prepared by Germany and France.
Also, the President of Serbia ruled out the country’s accession to NATO. And besides, he pointed out that the Kosovo Albanian authorities in Pristina want to present themselves to the world as a “Balkan version” of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and a victim, and present Serbia as an aggressor.
Earlier, on January 23, Vucic admitted his readiness to leave the post of head of state if this would help save the country.
In 2008, the Kosovo Albanian structures in Pristina declared independence from Serbia. According to the Serbian Constitution, the territory of the unrecognized state is an autonomous province of Kosovo and Metohija within the country. The Republic of Kosovo is not recognized by dozens of countries, including Russia.
The next aggravation of the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo began in the summer of 2022, after the Kosovo-Albanian authorities demanded that Serbs living in the northern part of Kosovo and Metohija re-register Serbian car numbers and personal documents.