Kosovo deal: Russia risks losing last ally in Europe


Serbian President Alexander Vučić arrived in Moscow on the eve of his visit, where he took part in the Victory Parade and held talks with Vladimir Putin. On Saturday, the Serbian leader will leave for the United States, where he will meet with the President of Kosovo under the auspices of Donald Trump.


The main theme of both meetings is the so-called “Kosovo deal,” which Vučić is in a hurry to initiate. In this case, we are talking about Serbia's recognition of Kosovo’s independence in exchange for some territorial concessions.

It is worth recalling that in 1991, due to the proclamation by the Albanians of the independent Republic of Kosovo, located on the territory of Serbia, a conflict broke out in the region. In 1999, NATO intervened in the Balkan crisis, which turned into a defeat for the Serbs. Today, Kosovo is a partially recognized state. However, according to the Constitution of Serbia, this territory is part of the country and is referred to as the Autonomous Region of Kosovo and Metohija.

An experienced politician Vučić understands that the “Kosovo issue” needs to be addressed. Serbs, especially the younger generation, are tired of eternal sanctions. The recognition of Kosovo’s independence, which at first glance looks like a complete defeat, could give Serbia an impetus for economic development and open the way to the European Union.

Such a deal is interesting to Donald Trump, who, on the eve of the election, could have “recorded as an asset” a bright diplomatic victory. But does Russia need this?

At this stage, it is obvious that no. Firstly, Russia, which did not recognize Kosovo, has been and is advocating the territorial integrity of Serbia. Secondly, the rapprochement of the country with the European Union will deprive us of the last reliable ally in the region. And finally, thirdly, how can one explain to millions of Serbs the “treacherous” consent to dismember their country? On the other hand, our country does not have the right to make a decision for Serbia.

That is why Russia is in no hurry to give any answer. Before participating in the next round of the “Kosovo issue”, it is necessary to strengthen its influence in Serbia many times, and only then its inhabitants will decide for themselves how they want to live further: with the EU or with the EAEU, with NATO or with the CSTO.

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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 27 June 2020 11: 55
    +1
    Vučić is cunning, both ours and yours, but the tuches will burst on two chairs to sit.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 23 July 2020 21: 37
      0
      Russia is in no hurry to give any answer ...

      And our fellows are also great, neither to ourselves, nor to the people. They are probably waiting until either the donkey dies or the emir dies.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 27 June 2020 12: 04
    +3
    The recognition of Kosovo’s independence, which at first glance looks like a complete defeat, could give Serbia an impetus for economic development and open the way to the European Union.

    1. Why only at first glance? And how does it look on the second? How is the victory?
    2. What kind of economic impulse are we talking about? Will they open a market? Maybe the quotas will expand? How to Ukraine ...
    3. In the EU still accept? Although they can make an exception and turn it into a second Bulgaria.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 June 2020 12: 31
    -3
    In general, you won’t let go - you’ll leave yourself, but let go - all the many years of work under the tail.
    So it was in Ukraine, and in Georgia, and in Germany. In Armenia, they somehow got out.
    Alas, a weak economy, a double standard for separatists.
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 June 2020 12: 47
    +1
    The Kosovo deal is an internal affair of Serbia. The whole article is permeated with the thought that Russia is deciding something in Serbia. The sympathies of the population and the policy of the authorities are different things. And sympathy can be turned into hatred in a few years.
    Alexander Vucic built his entire political career on the integration of Serbia with the EU. And no Putin spells can change anything here.
  5. lelik613 Offline lelik613
    lelik613 (Sergei) 27 June 2020 13: 58
    0
    If the Serbs want to kill themselves, then the flag is in their hands.
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 27 June 2020 14: 17
    -3
    The recognition of Kosovo’s independence, which at first glance looks like a complete defeat, could give Serbia an impetus for economic development and open the way to the European Union.

    - Yes, "open the way to the European Union" ... - these are "flowers" ... - Serbia will simply be immediately accepted into NATO ... - and this is already - "berries" ... - And all the "about Russian" Serbian people cannot prevent it ...
    - Someone here somehow gave "joyful hope" that ... they say - NATO is on the way to collapse ...
    - No, NATO is not falling apart; but just expanding its ranks ...- Alas ...
    - This is what the soft-bodied foreign policy of Russia leads to ...
    - Everyone believes that they say ... now Russia and China will unite for a century ...- And for Russia it is a great blessing ... - Yes, all of this, China will just help the already dumb and humble Russia in all of it ... generally mash for yourself so that she doesn’t make a noise ...
    1. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
      Wanderer039 27 June 2020 18: 33
      +2
      This once again suggests that Russia does not have fraternal peoples outside of Russia, there are no fraternal states, but there are permanent interests that should be defended, even if you have to go along the bones of animals with Russophobia!
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 27 June 2020 19: 45
        0
        This once again suggests that Russia does not have fraternal peoples outside of Russia, there are no fraternal states, but there are permanent interests,

        - Yes, he says ... - and as he says ...
      2. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter (Gleb) 28 June 2020 17: 19
        -1
        Russia has no fraternal peoples ...

        sad Following the Bulgarians, the image of the following ungrateful "brothers" appears on the horizon. Who is guilty?

        ... you have to go on the bones of animals Russophobia sick!

        Very figuratively. If you feed any animals, caress, and then just give a kick and sell or kick out. There is a big risk that they will fall ill and inflame with dislike, or all together. And if there are a lot of them outside, then he won’t leave the house without a stick.

        ... there are permanent interests

        If interests are permanent and not corrupt, then, respectively there are always allies and associates. And if dubious ambitions and commercial interests prevail over state ones, then only speculators and hucksters in temporary fellow travelers are possible.
  7. Valery Valeriev Offline Valery Valeriev
    Valery Valeriev (Valery Valeriev) 27 June 2020 19: 05
    +1
    Reporters! Well, when we hear from you a decent report, and not your dirty thoughts.
  8. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 28 June 2020 17: 25
    +2
    When you try to make Judas a friend, you will get nothing but shame and loss.
  9. nbv Offline nbv
    nbv 28 June 2020 20: 32
    +2
    The Serbs have a saying:

    May the West feed you, may Russia protect you.

    The Russians, trying to please them all and be thankful for something, always relied on a lame horse in the Balkans.
  10. Boragl Offline Boragl
    Boragl (Boragl) 7 July 2020 16: 02
    +2
    Kosovo is a breeding ground for bandits, drug dealers, arms dealers, and organs. Let them go to Europe, they have the very place there. Or this issue will need to be decided radically. A vivid example of how democracy supports outright bandits ...