Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic stated on May 20 that it was good that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic talked with NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg, in connection with information about KFOR preparing to leave Kosovo, but that it was not excluded that these forces withdraw through bilateral decisions.
"It is important that 'pre-emptive action' by Vucic had led to this being discussed with Stoltenberg. Vucic said that he was very pleased with the answers he heard," Dacic said in an interview to TV Happy.
Dacic explained that the advantage was that the U.N. mission in Kosovo does not have to be renewed, otherwise "it would have ceased to exist ages ago because, at every session of the U.N. Security Council, Pristina's representative demands the withdrawal of both the civilian and military missions."
"It is not realistic that this would pass the Security Council, but it is possible that, bilaterally, certain countries stop sending their troops. It is possible that, bilaterally, the NATO members, which form the pillar of KFOR, that NATO brings (such) a decision, for example. However, consensus for that is needed within NATO," Dacic stated.