The interview of the Kosovo Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli given to T7 TV channel has made the head of Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Marko Djuric react, GazetaExpress reports.
He said on Thursday that Kosovo will never be a state, nor will Presheva ever be a part of it.
“Let Kadri Veseli not rejoice because Kosovo will never be a state, nor will Presevo, Medvedja, or Nish ever be a part of the so-called ‘Republic of Kosovo’. But Pristina is and will remain a part of Serbia, and he will be a Serbian citizen,” Djuric said in a written statement quoted by Belgrade media.
During an interview with the T7 channel Veseli “spoke for the first time about exchange of territory with Serbia.” He said that Pristina was “ready to take Presevo and Medvedja” – towns in central Serbia close to the administrative line with Kosovo that have Albanian communities – but that Pristina “has nothing to offer to Belgrade.”
“I’d like nothing better than Presevo and Medvedja to join Kosovo. We will accept a bilateral agreement, if Serbia accepts it, but we have nothing to give. Opening up (the issue) of borders in the Balkans always means war, this is what I want to say, and I am being direct – there is no other possibility of changing the borders,” said Veseli.
In his reaction, Djuric said that Veseli was “free to wish for Neverland, too, to become a part of the self-proclaimed Kosovo” – but that such a wish would not be realistic, “just as his dreams about Presevo, Medvedja, Nish, or the so-called Greater Albania are not realistic.”