Simić: Pristina’s refusal to form the ZSO is a threat to the survival of the Serbs

Simić: Pristina’s refusal to form the ZSO is a threat to the survival of the Serbs

Pristina’s refusal to form the Association of Serb Municipalities (ZSO), to which it committed in 2013, poses an immediate threat to the Serb’s survival in Kosovo and Metohija, said Serbian List Vice President Igor Simić.

The Serbian List delegation will meet today with EU Special Envoy for the Pristina-Belgrade Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak, where according to information will reportedly reiterate that the Union of Serbian Municipalities should be formed as soon as possible and that a series of attacks should be stopped to members of the Serbian people.

Simić told TV Prva that Pristina was extending what it had pledged to implement in 2013 regarding the formation of the ZSO, and stressed that the participation of Serb political representatives in the Kosovo’s institutions depends on the way in which the authorities of Pristina face the Serbian people.

“Ever since the Serbs entered Kosovo’s institutions, the red line has been to protect the Serb people in Kosovo and Metohija, mainly with political means through the institutions. Pristina is now denying the obligations it agreed to in the Brussels agreement. This is an immediate threat to the survival of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija”, Simić stressed.

Reacting to a statement by Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti that there would be no individual agreements until a mutual recognition agreement is reached, Simić said that the participation of Serb political representatives in the Pristina’s institutions depends on how the authorities deal with the Serbian people.

“This is not a threat, as some in Pristina say, it is well-intentioned advice, because Pristina’s obligations stem not only from the Brussels Agreement, but also from the decisions of the Kosovo government, and also from the Kosovo National Assembly, “which forced Kosovo’s institutions to set up the ZSO with a two-thirds majority”, Simić pointed out./ibna