Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Oct. 15 lambasted the United Kingdom and other Western countries, accusing them of always supporting Kosovo Albanians against Serbs.
Vucic told Prva TV that the ethnic Albanians did not design a recent Kosovo police action in northern Kosovo on their own, which resulted in clashes with Serbs in Kosovska Mitrovica. "Great Britain went out of its way to say it supports all of it. They will support anything that is against Serbs and Serbia. Only with your (British) support can the ethnic Albanians violate the Brussels Agreement. You are the ones giving them that power," Vucic said.
He said he wanted "the closest ties" with the UK, but would not allow himself to be made a fool of by claims that the recent Kosovo police operation was geared toward fighting crime. "I will again stand for friendship with Great Britain, but I will stand for my right to speak my mind to them," Vucic added.