Why didn’t Vucic go to the RS Day celebrations but sent ministers and his son?
It is not appropriate for a man under a Western protectorate to go to a celebration where the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, is to be honoured. Vucic is under great pressure because of two issues that the West is trying to resolve. The imposition of sanctions against Russia and the solution of the Kosovo issue are the two issues in the opinion of the Danas interlocutor.
While Ognjen Radonjic, a professor at the Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy, points out that Vucic, as a “colonial administrator, knows well the limits of his actions”, psychologist Zarko Korac notes that the President of Serbia is looking for a way out of a political situation in which he is in completely the wrong places.
Everything except sanctions against Russia and an agreement with Pristina. And that is the only thing that is expected of him – says Korać.
The Danas interlocutors agree that Vucic made a catastrophic mistake when he ordered the withdrawal of Serbs from Kosovo’s institutions, putting Serbia, and himself, at a disadvantage in relation to the West, if we take into account the implied damage that he caused mostly to the Serbs themselves in the north of Kosovo.
In Kosovo, he expelled the Serbs from the institutions and left them in the wasteland. Their heads are in a bag, while he enjoys the posture of a would-be statesman. Pro-Putin propaganda is for internal use only. A blackmailed man at the center of organized crime must listen to instructions. Staged crises are designed to cover up his subordinate position, embezzlement of public funds and links to organised crime – concludes Ognjen Radonjić.
According to Žarko Korac, Vučić has made some very bad moves in Kosovo recently, notably by demanding that Serbs leave all Kosovo institutions, which has severely destabilised the north of Kosovo.
In doing so, he has further convinced the US that the issue of solving the Kosovo problem is an issue of all issues – says Korać.
To reduce this pressure, he adds, he sent Ivica Dačić to Zagreb as a first gesture to “reset” very bad relations with Croatia, to send the message that he was again “a good pro-Western politician”, which did not really impress.
For the same reasons, he did not go to the celebration of the illegal holiday of the Republika Srpska, which, to make it even more provocative, took place in the so-called Serbian Sarajevo. In order not to disappoint his constituents, he sent his son as a representative, which seems to me to be completely immature. I doubt that anyone there was impressed by this – Korać thinks.
As he adds, the law of Murphy says: when individuals and states have exhausted all other means, they will turn to reason as a solution.
And rightly so – concludes Žarko Korać./Danas/