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Vucic asks Russian envoy to inform Moscow on Balkans being purposely pushed to conflict

The Serbian leader and the ambassador also discussed the Russian president’s upcoming visit to Serbia
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic  AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic
© AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

BELGRADE, December 4. /TASS/. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said during a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin on Tuesday that someone is intentionally pushing Serbia and the whole Balkan region toward a conflict.

"The president was seriously concerned over the development of the army of so-called Kosovo despite UNSC Resolution 1244. The president asked him to inform President Putin and the leadership of friendly Russia that someone seems to be intentionally pushing Serbia and the region toward a conflict," the press service quoted the president as saying.

The Serbian president and the ambassador also discussed the Russian president’s upcoming visit to Serbia, stating that "the preparations are going well."

Pristina earlier stated that the final voting on the establishment of the army will be held in the unrecognized republic on December 14. On October 18, the parliament of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo approved at the first reading the establishment of a full-fledged army based on security forces.