“17 villages of Northern Kosovo swapped with Presheva Valley,” not a solution according Serbian president, but he is curious about the idea - Gazeta Express

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Gazeta Express

22/05/2020 15:35

“17 villages of Northern Kosovo swapped with Presheva Valley,” not a solution according Serbian president, but he is curious about the idea

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Gazeta Express

22/05/2020 15:35

Deputy head of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Lutfi Haziri, speaking to Kosovo media last week said that he is ready to give Serbia 17 villages of Leposavic and Zubin Potok in northern Kosovo in  exchange to Albanian-inhabited areas of Presheva Valley.

Haziri’s idea was commented Friday by Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic. Serbian president speaking to media said that he has never seen such an offer and deems it “meaningless.”

Vucic has mentioned high percentage of Serbs living in Medvegja and Bujanoc and he deemed “meaningless” the offer to swap 17 Kosovo villages and went on mentioning four Serb-majority municipalities in northern Kosovo and other Serb-majority municipalities south of Iber.

Vucic said that he does not believe this land swap model is a solution. Further Serbian president said that he heard in Serbian media various ideas but never this model of exchanging villages. Despite not supporting the idea, Vucic said that he is interested to know which villages are involved in the offer. “No, I had no such offers. I never seen something like that. But I am ready to hear everything,” Vucic said. /GazetaExpress/