Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said yesterday in Mitrovica that Serbia will not recognise the independence of Kosovo, but wants a compromise. Vučić made these remarks in a speech in the northern part of Mitrovica at the end of a two-day visit to Kosovo. Vučić also said he would never pursue Kosovo without Albania, and even less, support Kosovo without Serbs. ” The Serbian media described Vučić’s “historic” speech in Kosovo as his own” Gazimestan moment “, which reminded of Slobodan Milošević speech in 1989 at the location of the 14th Century battle in Kosovo. However, many critics in the region and further commented that while he managed to keep the tone of the speach “acceptable” for the Western audience, he remained faithful to the politics which he supported during the Serbian-led aggression in the 1990s when he was a young nationalist radical.
The state court in Bosnia and Herzegovina found Mensur Djakić guilty of watching from a distance a member of the Croatian Defence Council battalion he commanded killing three captured Serbs and then failing to take necessary measures to punish the perpetrator of the crime. Djakić was sentenced to two years but has a right to appeal.