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Serbia: 'Things no longer the same' after Kosovo police raid says Vucic02:03

Serbia: 'Things no longer the same' after Kosovo police raid says Vucic

Serbia, Belgrade
May 28, 2019 at 18:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic reiterated his resolve in protecting Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija after he moved to put army on full alert following a police raid in Kosovo earlier that day, while speaking in Belgrade on Tuesday.

"That this is a part of fighting against corruption is ridiculous," said Vucic after Kosovo police claimed the raid was part of an 'anti-smuggling operation'.

"After this attack today things will no longer be the same," warned Vucic who added Kosovo’s Albanian negotiators should have thought of a more diplomatic approach before scrambling to handle the situation afterwards.

"They only began giving statements when they realised that we were serious in preserving our people."

Kosovo police say five officers and six civilians were injured in the operation after it was met with resistance in the Serb-dominated parts of Mitrovica.

Serbia: 'Things no longer the same' after Kosovo police raid says Vucic02:03
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic reiterated his resolve in protecting Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija after he moved to put army on full alert following a police raid in Kosovo earlier that day, while speaking in Belgrade on Tuesday.

"That this is a part of fighting against corruption is ridiculous," said Vucic after Kosovo police claimed the raid was part of an 'anti-smuggling operation'.

"After this attack today things will no longer be the same," warned Vucic who added Kosovo’s Albanian negotiators should have thought of a more diplomatic approach before scrambling to handle the situation afterwards.

"They only began giving statements when they realised that we were serious in preserving our people."

Kosovo police say five officers and six civilians were injured in the operation after it was met with resistance in the Serb-dominated parts of Mitrovica.

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