BELGRADE – Kosovo will not become a UN member state as long as there is a Serbia with friends in the UN Security Council as it is now, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said Monday.

“The countries that have not recognised Kosovo are under great pressure to do so,” Nikolic told reporters.

“We have made a decision not to block them (Kosovo) in regional integration – that is what we signed in Brussels, but no more than that,” Nikolic said, adding Serbia would rightfully continue to fight and try to keep the so-called state of Kosovo from joining international organisations.

Some countries have yielded to the pressure to recognise Kosovo, and the pressure will continue as it is coming from at least a few centres of power – in particular the US, Turkey and EU member states, he said.

“That is clear to everyone and I told that to US Vice President Biden,” he said.