Vucic: Diplomats removed due to ‘aggressive actions by Macedonia against Serbia’


Aleksandar Vucic says Monday that Serbia’s authorities have evidence that ‘offensive activities’ have been orchestrated against the country, which, in turn, has prompted Serbia to recall the entire staff of its Skopje embassy.

“Our relevant bodies have found and have provided us with evidence and information about a very aggressive activity against the bodies and institutions of Serbia,” the country’s President told reporters in Belgrade, RTS reports.

“It’s up to us to help our people prepare. Our personnel will undergo some changes,” President Vucic stated.

Nonetheless, he added, Serbia will continue to foster friendly relations with Macedonia.

“Things will become much clearer in the coming 10 days,” Vucic stated adding there had been a lot of speculation.

“Our interests will be protected and we are going to foster good relations with Skopje,” Serbia’s President said when asked whether relations were being strained as a result of Kosovo’s UNESCO membership.

“How should I put this… These relations will have to be founded on mutual respect. Whether the Albanians are going to insert Kosovo’s bid in the agenda of the UNESCO Assembly… Our job is to protect the interests of Serbia without harming the interests of other countries,” Vucic said.

President Vucic also said some other forces have interfered, but failed to say which ones, Tanjug reports.