BELGRADE, May 30. /TASS/. The self-proclaimed, unrecognized republic of Kosovo is flagrantly violating the Brussels Agreement and the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday during a meeting with the Atlantic Council’s delegation.
"[Vucic] highlighted that the introduction of duties on Serbian goods, just like the recent raids by Pristina’s police units in northern Kosovo, is a blatant violation of the CEFTA and the Brussels Agreement and leads to the destabilization of the entire region," the Serbian leader’s press service said in a statement.
During the meeting, Vucic also stated Serbia’s intention "to consolidate political and economic relations with the US," the press service added.
On the morning of May 28, the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo’s special operations units encroached on the northern municipalities of the province, despite agreements existing between Belgrade and Pristina. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stated that the police had taken 28 people into custody, among them two UN employees, including Russian Mikhail Krasnoshchyokov.
The Brussels Agreement is a document on the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina signed on April 19, 2013, and consisting of 15 points. This document stipulates the creation of the Community of Serb Municipalities - a self-governing body for the Serbs living in unrecognized Kosovo. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic repeatedly stated that his country fulfilled its part of the Brussels Agreement, whereas the Kosovars just started developing the Community’s charter five years after the signing of the agreement and suspended this process afterward.