Serbia is ready to allow the use of the Kosovo documents, as demanded by Pristina, in the event of guarantees that this will not be regarded as recognition of Kosovo's independence. Vučić noted that he is waiting for guarantees from the EU 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Serbia is ready, for practical reasons, to agree to Kosovo's demands to allow personal documents and license plates issued by the partially recognized republic on the basis of the principle of freedom of movement. This was stated by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić at a press conference, RTS reports.
According to him, the consent will be issued in the form of a “disclaimer”, which would imply that Serbia still does not recognize the independence of Kosovo and the decision will not be interpreted as a deviation from UN Security Council Resolution No. 1244.
< p>Belgrade expects from the European Union guarantees that every Serb living in Leposavich or Gracanica (cities in the north of Kosovo.— RBC) will be able to freely enter and leave Serbia with Serbian documents. According to Vučić, the Serbian authorities expect to receive these guarantees in the coming days.
Kosovo authorities imposed a ban on Serbian-issued personal documents and license plates in July, in response to a similar ban on Kosovo-issued documents in Serbia. The situation escalated on July 31, on the eve of the entry into force of the ban.
Belgrade then accused Pristina of preparing an operation against the Serbs who live in the north of Kosovo, on the border of Serbia and the partially recognized republic, the same evening, air raid signals went off, special forces were pulled to the checkpoints, the construction of barricades began. The NATO-led International Force (KFOR), responsible for ensuring security in Kosovo, recalled their readiness to intervene in the conflict if stability in the region is threatened.
Kosovo postponed the entry into force of the law for a month— before 1 September, the ensuing negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina ended in failure. “Both leaders agreed on the need to continue the dialogue, negotiations will resume in the coming days. As long as there is time until September 1, I do not give up, — said EU diplomat Josep Borrell. The Kosovo authorities noted that “the time has come” to reach an agreement on the normalization of relations between the two parties, calling the fall of 2022 the decisive one in this matter.
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