Milos Vucevic: Serbia could not be idle if Serbs are killed in Kosovo

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Serbian Defense Minister Milos Vucevic said the country’s armed forces cannot “sit back” and ignore the violence against Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija. Today, May 31, protests continue near the Zvecan municipality building. Thousands of Serbs take part in the action. According to Milos Vucevic, the Kosovo Albanian authorities seek to occupy the north of Kosovo and Metohija. “The security situation is extremely risky. We are talking about, God forbid, scenarios of killings of Serbs, the physical liquidation of our people by the Kosovo police, the expulsion of Serbs, pogroms, everything that happened to us 20 or 30 years ago. These circumstances would not only be a red line, but also the moment when Serbia would not be able to just talk and sit back,” he said on the air of the RTS TV channel. The situation in the north of Kosovo, populated predominantly by Serbs, escalated on May 26, when the Kosovo police dispersed with the help of special means a group of Serbs who were trying to prevent Albanian mayors who took office the day before from entering the local administration buildings. Kosovo online reports that today several thousand Serbs took to the peaceful protest in front of the Zvecan municipality. They unfurled a Serbian flag 250 meters long. KFOR installed several rows of barbed wire around the city hall. The former head of Zvecan municipality representative body Srjan Milosavljevic repeated the demands to withdraw Kosovo special police forces from the north of Kosovo and Metohija and the admission of Serbian employees to the municipality building. Thousands of Kosovo Serbs also protested on 29 May. KFOR with special equipment were stationed near the municipalities of Zvechan, Leposavich and Zubin Potok. There were clashes. More than 50 Serbs and 41 KFOR soldiers were injured. Due to the aggravation of the situation in Kosovo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced advance alert status.