Expert Musliu on situation in northern Kosovo: barricades should be removed as soon as possible, says there are no negotiations with terrorists
Security expert Agim Musliu says that the barricades in northern Kosovo were erected by Serbian terrorist gangs such as “Guards of the Bridge”, “Civil Defense” and “Northern Brigade” and therefore, in his opinion, they should be removed as soon as possible.
Nevertheless, as Musliu says, such a situation cannot last long because it is tense. He stresses that the Kosovar police has the appropriate capacity to intervene in this regard, but a political decision is expected after the latter has left.
In the interview for KosovaPress, Musliu says that President Aleksandar Vučić is behind the Serbian terrorist gangs, while adding that among them the vast majority are full-fledged and trained soldiers as well as BIA agents.
Regarding the announced protest in Serbia, the security expert says it was a failure because it was attended by Serbs imported from Kosovo.
Musliu appeals to the terrorist forces operating in the north to leave the country as soon as possible, even by force.
“This situation cannot last long because it is tense and the members of the Serb minority who are in this part are the most tense because they are terrorized by the terrorist gangs that are operating in the north of Kosovo. For example, the leaders of these gangs, such as Milan Radoicic, appeared in northern Kosovo a few days ago and encouraged these terrorists to stay on the barricades and act and attack members of the Kosovo Police, but then he disappeared and is in hotel,” says Musliu.
“It’s a game that continues to be orchestrated by Vučić to destabilize Kosovo, but also heavily pushed and inflated by Russian diplomacy and intelligence agencies supported on the ground. We have seen that a protest was also organized in Belgrade, several hundred protesters were imported from Kosovo and with masks, for which this protest failed because no one joined them. These terrorist forces operating in the north of the country must be removed immediately. Serbia must be informed, not with words, but with sanctions and other actions and if necessary with violence, because violence is an extreme political tool, it must be shown that it can no longer play with the flames of war in the Balkans,” he adds .
He said who is behind the gangs in the north of the country.
“The groups of people you see on television are groups organized directly by President Vučić, and if you analyze, you can see that they are authentically recorded by a television controlled by him, and if you analyze even more, you can see even their age structure does not differ much, 90 percent of them are men, between 25 and 45 years old, that is full-fledged and well-trained soldiers, their clothes are military, in some places you can meet a woman, BIA agenda or supporters of Vucic ideas. This can be seen by the people who stay in tents, are supporters of Vučić, are part of the terrorist gangs operating in the north of Kosovo,” says Musliu.
As for the masks that members of the Serbian terrorist gangs are wearing in the north of the country, he says that they consist of the terrorist organization of the Serbian state.
“All this consists of the terrorist organization of the terrorist state of Serbia, which has installed terrorist gangs in the north of Kosovo, a hypothetical question, since it is a legitimate request of those people, why do they wear masks, what need do they have to hide through masks, this is not legitimate, these are a terrorist gang, which violates the order and constitutionality, the legality of the Republic of Kosovo by attacking the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo, namely the security forces, and their activity is the definition of terrorism. Therefore, these are terrorist gangs that operate in the north of Kosovo and are controlled and commanded directly by President Vucic”, he adds.
He also comments on Serbia’s demands for the release of former member of the Kosovo Police, Dejan Pantic, former member of the MUP, accused of committing terrorist acts and attacking the constitutional order, for which he says that you don’t negotiate with terrorists.
“Pantic must appear before the court in Prishtina and the charges against him must be verified. He is accused of terrorism and as such no one can be forgiven. The Republic of Kosovo does not negotiate with terrorists, with terrorist groups, and this is clear and there is no doubt in any respect. He should appear in court as a representative of these terrorist groups. I think that other members will be arrested and brought before the judicial authorities of the Republic of Kosovo,” says Musliu.
Although he says the barricades in the north could have been removed earlier, the expert on security issues says the Kosovo police are meticulously carrying out their duties.
Musliu also denies the statements of Vucic, who had denied injuring the policeman Ekrem Neziri, for which he mentioned the facts that exist regarding this attack.
For the security expert, Vučić’s threats about the return of Serbian troops to Kosovo serve to distract from the real issue, which is our country’s EU application, expected later this week.
“Even Vucic himself knows that this is impossible. Behind this is the game of “Russian chess”. That is, it is an event defragmentation. First there were registration plates, police, elections and other things to distract from the main focus and gain more time and a more favorable position in the talks. Even Vucic himself knows that this idea is dead by 2003 with the Kumanova agreement, that it is no longer possible to materialize. Such a thing was rejected by NATO and the Republic of Kosovo, and Vucic himself said, “I will try, but it is impossible, but I will try.” This means that the moment we turn to the EU, he will request the return of the Serbian army and police to Kosovo to minimize this action of ours and further intimidate the European countries that have not seen his true face or are they afraid of Great Russia,” says the security expert.
In the whole situation that prevails in the north of the country, Musliu does not fail to mention the influence of the European Union. He believes that sanctions should be imposed against Serbia and against Russia.
“The countries of Europe do not want to understand the reality that is developing in the Balkans and the policy that Vucic is developing, the aid policy or the crutch of Vladimir Putin in the Balkans, who is trying to destabilize Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia and others. Europe as a whole should be much more aggressive towards Russian policy implemented by Vucic in the Balkans. All sanctions against Russia should be imposed on Serbia for enforcing or continuing Russian interests in the Balkans. It makes no sense if sanctions are imposed only on Russia, while they caress Serbia,” he emphasizes.
Musliu also mentions the group of Russian paramilitary mercenaries “Wagner”, which has opened a center in Serbia. According to him, its genesis lies in the notorious Red Berets of Serbia, who committed crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and finally in Kosovo, carrying out activities against the defenseless people. Until he says that “where they encountered KLA soldiers, they ran away like hyenas”.
The barricades at the two border points with Serbia, Jarinje and Bërnjak, were erected by Serbian criminal groups on December 10 as a sign of protest against the arrest of former Serbian policeman Pantic by law enforcement authorities in Kosovo. He is suspected of organizing a terrorist attack on the offices of the Central Election Commission (CEC) in northern Kosovo.
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has said that he expects the peacekeeping mission of NATO, KFOR, to remove the barricades in the north. Meanwhile, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhelal Sveçla, said that the Kosovo Police has the necessary capacities to act in this direction.
The U.S. Embassy in Pristina and the one in Belgrade also called for the barricades to be dismantled and said that Pantic’s arrest was being used as a pretext for illegal roadblocks.
Masked Serb criminal groups attacked Kosovo police, journalists, and the EULEX mission. In the process, a police officer was injured, for which he also received medical treatment.