Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic
Belgrade send troops to Kosovo in case, if living there, the Serbian population there is a threat from the Albanians. This was stated by President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic amid a sharp deterioration of relations with the authorities partially recognized state, RIA Novosti reported.
“If they kill Serbs, Yes. And not only the army, we’re all going. I’ll go first, I’m no stranger,” said Nikolic after meeting of the Council for national security.
According to the President, Serbia is committed to the conflict and does not want to attack, but as a state under the Constitution is obliged to protect its citizens. “Until I in this post, I will try with no one to fight, but if this cannot be avoided, I as the Supreme commander will assume responsibility for every decision,” said Nikolic.
A new round of crisis in the relations between Serbia and Kosovo authorities arose when Saturday, 14 January, the Kosovo Albanians refused to allow the first since 1999, a passenger train EN route from Belgrade to Kosovska Mitrovica. Due to security threats the train stopped in the town of Raska in front of the administrative border between Central Serbia and Kosovo. After a few hours of waiting, he returned to Belgrade. Kosovo Albanians declared unilateral independence in 2008, saw the train as a threat to their sovereignty and threatened to stop it by force.
Serbia lost control over Kosovo in 1999, allowed to have its troops in the territory in accordance with the Kumanovo agreement. The document was signed in June of the same year, Belgrade and NATO after the bombing of Yugoslavia aviation Alliance.
The Republic of Kosovo, a partially recognized state on the Balkan Peninsula. Most of the population are Albanians, but in the North, and a few enclaves in the South live about 120 thousand Serbs. Serbia is the Autonomous province of Kosovo and Metohija, what is the region in the national Constitution, part of its territory.