BELGRADE – It is obvious that there are people in some positions in the Serbian government who carry interests of the major Western powers that have recognized the independence of Kosovo-Metohija in their heads, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has said.

Illustration Screenshot: TANJUG VIdeo
Screenshot: TANJUG VIdeo

“Anyone who thinks that the policy of non-recognition of Kosovo is not good should go out in public and say that. Nothing would happen to them, of course, but we would know who we are dealing with,” Nikolic said in an interview for Saturday’s edition of Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti.

He said he did not doubt the prime minister, nor the people in the most serios positions, but he believed there were many who felt that they would perhaps be able to run their departments much easier had they not had an obligation to respect Serbian national interests and who knew they would reap benefits from various places.