Albanians block the road to President of Serbia to one of the villages in Kosovo

© AP Photo / Darko VojinovicПрезидент of Serbia Alexander Vucic. Archival photoAlbanians block the road to President of Serbia to one of the villages in Kosovo© AP Photo / Darko Vojinovic

Albanian veterans of the Kosovo Liberation army (KLA) has blocked all roads to the village of Bath, which on Sunday was supposed to visit the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.

September 8-9, Vucic visited Kosovo and Metohija. On Sunday, he had to visit the Serbs in the village of Bath, in the municipality of Srbica, South of the Ibar river that separates the Kosovo probation Central and South «Albanian» and Northern «Serbian» part.

National TV channel RTS, which is broadcast travel Vucic in Kosovo, reports that several hundred Albanians from the villages Glogovac and Srbica (Skenderaj), trucks, tractors and logs completely blocked the way to the Serbian President to the village of Bath. It is reported that some participants of the blockade claiming to be veterans of the KLA, armed. The police of the breakaway Republic and the international contingent under NATO’s auspices, said that can not guarantee there safety the Serbian leader and delegation.

«The government in Pristina took the decision to refuse the visit of President of Serbia of the village of Bath for security reasons», — transfers the channel.

«It (the blockade) suggests that they suffer from the same illnesses that hurt us. I hope that we will be able to heal and more reasonable means – words, conversations, a strong economy, a mind, and not guns and weapons to solve issues,» said Vucic. He added that «even stronger advocates for the world.»

At 12.00 (13.00 GMT) is expected to appeal to the nation at a mass meeting in the Northern city of Mitrovica.

The Chairman of the Parliament of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo Kadri Veseli said on Thursday that the resolution of the Kosovo Albanian authorities to travel to the region, Vucic may be withdrawn, if Pristina considers it a «threat to stability». The statement Veseli responded to the interior Minister and foreign Minister of Serbia Nebojsa Stefanovic and Ivica Dacic, who demanded that the Kosovo Albanian authorities not to make provocations during the visit and warned Pristina that «played with fire». Stefanovic promised to provide security for Vucic on the trip, but did not disclose the ongoing Serbian security measures. Before he confirmed the order of the President on the termination of communication power structures of Serbia with the police of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo and the troops under the aegis of NATO in relation to the trip.

Kosovo Albanian structures in Pristina in February 2008 unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. The Serbian authorities under pressure from Brussels and the region of convergence with the European Union, as well as for the sake of ease of life in the region, Serbian citizens in 2011 were forced to start negotiations on the normalization of relations with Kosovo Albanians with the mediation of the EU. The largest agreements are the Brussels agreement on principles governing the normalization of relations of Belgrade and Pristina signed in April 2013, and the agreement on the Community of Serb communities, signed by the parties in August 2015. This latest Brussels time to execute these agreements on August 4, was not observed Pristina, which led to increased tension in Kosovo.

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