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Vucic ahead of UNSC session; I will fight with all my heart, he says


President Aleksandar Vucic says he would “fight for Serbia with all his heart” during the UN Security Council session on Kosovo, to be held on Monday.

During an unscheduled press conference in Belgrade, Vucic announced he would travel to New York on an Air Serbia plane, and “hopes it won’t be late” – and noted that he would present “what Serbia thinks” after UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) chief Zahir Tanin addresses the Council.

“And when all of them take their turn, after Thaci, I will be entitled to a reply at the end. I have not yet made a decision in which part to speak English or Serbian. However it is not my job to persuade our people, but those there who want to listen to it. By tomorrow we will make the final decision,” Vucic said on Sunday.

The president also sent greetings to the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija and thanked them for their struggle, saying that the mayors of all ten (Serb) municipalities had sent a clear message to Hashim Thaci about who their president is, and which is their state.

“The army of Kosovo was formed against the interests of the Serb people. It cannot pose danger our army, but it can endanger the survival of our people. All that is the opposite of what Thaci was saying,” Vucic stated.

Thaci, president of the provisional Pristina institutions, will also take part in the UN Security Council session that will start at 15:00 hours CET.

The session will be held at the request of Serbia and Russia, submitted after Pristina decided to form an army in Kosovo.

The session will be open, despite the Western members of the Council asking for a closed meeting.