The possible exchange of territories in Kosovo between Serbs and Albanians could push other countries in the region towards the same actions. Therefore, this option for resolving the Kosovo issue concerns not only Belgrade and Pristina. This was announced on March 3 by the commander of KFOR (Kosovo Force, the international contingent of NATO in Kosovo - EADaily) Salvatore Cuoci.
"We are not part of this process. Maybe there is a certain idea. I can speak only on the level of ideas or speculations, but this option can cause a series of similar situations throughout the Balkans," Cuoci told the Pristina "Clan" TV channel.
According to Cuoci, the exchange of territories is an important issue. "This is something big, and it concerns not only these two countries. Of course, we do not have the authority to discuss this issue, this decision is made at the highest level, and it cannot be accepted only on the basis of the consent of Pristina and Belgrade," the commander of KFOR emphasized.
At the same time, he said that despite the decision to be taken, KFOR is in Kosovo to support the process of restoring peace, and "what should happen, should happen peacefully." Cuoci doubted that either side would like to repeat the events of the past.
As reported by EADaily, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said earlier that he was going to make a proposal in April concerning a long-term settlement of the Kosovo crisis. "Whatever the solution of the issue of our borders with Pristina, whatever the solution of the territorial issue with Kosovo, there will be no conflicts ... I am fully confident that thanks to it the hostility will cease, which has existed for more than 100 years," Vučić told reporters after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in late February in Berlin.