The EU appeals to Kosovo and Serbia: Stop the inflammatory rhetoric! If there is escalation, politicians will be responsible
The spokesman, Peter Stano, today, Sunday, August 14, launched a statement addressed to the politicians of Kosovo and Serbia. It expresses concern about the tense situation between the two countries of the Western Balkans.
Stano emphasizes the rhetoric used by both sides and states that if there will be an escalation, it will be the responsibility of the politicians.
"The recent increase in inflammatory rhetoric by the officials of Kosovo and Serbia, in particular the statements about the war and the conflict in the Western Balkans, are of great concern. "Senior politicians from both sides will be held responsible for any escalation that could lead to any escalation of tensions and potentially violence in the region," the statement said.
It states that both sides must "immediately end hostilities between them and inflammatory statements, as well as act responsibly."
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, said in an interview for Radio Free Europe, that in the northern municipalities of Kosovo, on July 31, there was a risk of the situation escalating into an armed conflict.
The President of Serbia, Akeksander Vu?i?, said that there is information about plans that the "liquidation of the Serbian people" is being prepared in the north of Kosovo, referring to the Serbian population living in Kosovo.