Serbian President Boris Tadić says that Serbia supports the actions of KFOR and EULEX in the north of Kosovo exclusively if they are aimed at combating crime.
Another condition would be for the operation to be based on the “status-neutral mandate of the international missions”.
Tadić told reporters in the town of Užica in western Serbia that the country “received assurances from the international missions that today’s action in the north is aimed precisely at fighting crime”.
If this is true, Belgrade has no basis for objection to that action, said Tadić.
But he also stressed that it was unacceptable to insist on quick action against illegal oil and sugar trade in the north of Kosovo, while at the same time endlessly delaying the start of an investigation into the trade of body parts harvested from kidnapped Serbs.