Since the “license plate dispute” last year, the Kosovo issue has begun to heat up sharply. During this period, the relationship between the Serbian central government and the Kosovo region eased for a while, but the Kosovo issue has become tense again recently. According to “Global Network” reprinted a report from “Russian Satellite News Agency” late at night on May 26: Serbian President Vucic has ordered that the Serbian armed forces enter the highest state of combat readiness and begin to move to the Kosovo region. According to domestic analysts in Serbia, the reason why Vucic mobilized all Serbian troops is related to the civil protests and ethnic disputes that broke out in Kosovo.
Serbian President Vucic
We know that Kosovo is the territory of Serbia. In 1999, the Kosovo region gained de facto independent power with the support of NATO. In 2008, the Kosovo region unilaterally declared independence and statehood, and the United States and other countries quickly recognized it. my country has not yet recognized the Kosovo region. illegal “independence”. The main ethnic group in Kosovo is the Albanian ethnic group, but there are also quite a lot of Serb ethnic groups in the northern part of Kosovo. In July last year, the Kosovo authorities announced that people in Serbian-inhabited areas were prohibited from using license plates issued by the Serbian government, which triggered a huge dispute and almost led to armed conflict. However, recently, an incident worse than a license plate dispute occurred in a Serbian-inhabited area, which ignited the anger of the Serbian people.
Russian media released related news
On May 25, an Albanian was appointed mayor of Mitrovica, a Serb-inhabited area, by the Kosovo authorities. The mayor of the city has long been held by a Serb. The local Serbs believed that this was racial discrimination and oppression by the Kosovo authorities, so they immediately took to the streets to protest, demanding a re-election of the mayor, and trying to prevent the Albanian mayor from entering the municipal building. The Kosovo authorities immediately dispatched police and security forces to suppress the protests of the Serb people. The military and police of the Kosovo authorities used high-pressure water cannon, tear gas and shock bombs to clear a road and successfully escorted the Albanian mayor into the city hall. Subsequently, the military police of the Kosovo authorities also blocked the Zvecan district where the Mitrovica City Hall is located, and continued to search for Serbs participating in the protest.
Serbs set up roadblocks in previous regional clashes
In order to avoid further deterioration of the situation of the Serb people and prevent possible ethnic persecution or even ethnic vendetta, Vucic ordered the entire army to enter the highest state of combat readiness and quickly moved to the administrative border of the Kosovo region. Judging from the current situation, Vucic does not want to use force against Kosovo because Serbia is not stable.
On May 19, large-scale protests broke out in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Vucic said that the intelligence agency told him that this was a color revolution instigated by Western spy agencies. The West wants to first try to force the Serbian government to replace the leaders of the powerful sector, and then overthrow the entire Serbian government. Under internal and external troubles, if Vucic launches an attack on the Kosovo region, it will inevitably create an internal emptiness in Serbia. Doesn’t this just give the West a reason to further intervene in the situation in Serbia, so it is unlikely that Vucic will use force directly unless it is a last resort.
Vucic inspects the troops
This time, the entire Serbian army entered the highest state of combat readiness and moved to the administrative border of the Kosovo region. The outside world believed that Vucic’s move was to deter the Kosovo authorities and force them to restrain their actions.
In addition, it is possible to put the army into the highest state of combat readiness to deal with the color revolution. Serbia is now one of the few countries in Europe that still supports Russia. Although under the coercion of the West, Serbia has done some things that are not in line with Russia’s interests, and even considered joining sanctions against Russia, but Serbia’s overall pro-Russian stance has not Change, because of this, the West’s ambition to overthrow the Serbian government and support a pro-Western and anti-Russian puppet regime has never been dispelled. This time, the entire Serbian army has entered the highest state of combat readiness. In addition to putting pressure on the Kosovo authorities, it is still demonstrating to external forces that are trying to launch a color revolution. Once they act rashly, the Serbian army will immediately send troops to counter the rebellion.
The current situation in Serbia is very difficult and dangerous. When a country with weak comprehensive national strength faces hegemons, it is very difficult to maintain the integrity of territorial sovereignty. It stands to reason that the Kosovo issue is entirely Serbia’s internal affairs, but under the manipulation of Western hegemons, the Kosovo issue has been unresolved and eventually fermented into a huge powder keg. China’s attitude towards the Kosovo issue is consistent and firm, that is, to conduct talks and consultations on the premise of respecting Serbia’s territorial integrity and to resolve disputes peacefully. However, under the obstruction of Western hegemons, it is difficult for all parties involved to take this correct path in the short term. Perhaps only when the Western hegemons are completely defeated can this geopolitical trap that has plagued Serbia for decades be completely eliminated. exclude.