Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has condemned the anti-Kosovo chanting during a march organised in Banja Luka celebrating Republika Srpska Day saying that such actions are aimed at destabilising Balkans.
Prime Minister Haradinaj has criticised the European Union for not reacting to the destabilising actions of Serbia and reminded the pressure the EU is exerting to Kosovo authorities asking revocation of the decision on imposing tax on Serbia’s goods imposed in November last year by Kosovo Government to counter Serbia’s aggressive campaign against Kosovo’s statehood. Haradinaj called the EU’s approach as unbalanced. “Serbia continues its provocations towards Kosovo, now in their satellite called the Republika Srpska. Unfortunately, Serbia keeps resisting integration process and embracing European values. In Banja Luka a unit with clear paramilitary features in the most provocative march aimed at destabilising Balkans chants the song on ‘Heroes of Kosovo’ calling on revenge and invasion of Kosovo. The song praising genocide is followed with anti-European chanting,” Haradinaj wrote in a Facebook post. Kosovo Prime Minister said that such images remind him of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic’s regime who was accused of genocide in Kosovo and died while being tried in The Hague on war crimes and genocide. “This scene which resembles the bloodthirsty sentiment of Milosevic’s apparatus, is performed in honour and in front of Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, and Defence Minister, Aleksandar Vulin,” Haradinaj said.
The Prime Minister also criticised the European Union for not reacting to Serbia’s actions, saying that they react and exert pressure only when it comes to legitimate measures imposed by the Republic of Kosovo. He said that despite EU’s approach Kosovo remains committed to EU integration process. “Despite misbalance of the EU policy, Kosovo is committed to implement European ideals on economy, rule of law, defence and development. Our common strategic goal is Euro-Atlantic integration and embracing democratic values, whereas Serbia is using Russia as threatening alternative in the heart of Europe,” Kosovo Prime Minister Haradinaj said. /GazetaExpress/