Petkovic pointed out that Belgrade has shown that it wants to continue the dialogue and establish normalisation of relations with Pristina, which would be a prerequisite for peace, stability and economic prosperity of the state of Serbia, but also of the entire Western Balkans region.
The Director of the Office underlined that the Belgrade delegation showed maximum responsibility and insisted all the time on preserving the peace and security of the citizens in the province and that in this light it offered compromise solutions, which the Pristina delegation refused.
Pristina came to Brussels with the idea of some kind of general agreement in six points, with special insistence on mutual recognition, payment of alleged compensation by Belgrade and re-examination of all previously reached agreements, he stated.
According to Petkovic, this clearly shows that Pristina politicians have only two goals, namely the abolition of the state of Serbia on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija and the expulsion of Serbs from their centuries-old homes.
He expressed fear that Pristina's insistence on implementing the decisions on re-registration of vehicles and ID cards in ten days will lead to a further rise in tensions and increased provocations and pressures on Serbs.
That is why it is essential that all relevant international factors grasp the seriousness of the situation we are currently in and understand that unilateral actions by Pristina on the above-mentioned issues can threaten the security situation in Kosovo and Metohija, said the Director of the Office.
Petkovic pointed out that the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities, which was agreed upon by the Brussels Agreement, and which the Pristina side has been refusing to fulfil for more than nine years, would be a necessary step in the right direction and a key to solving many problems in the province.
He emphasised that Serbia will continue to search for compromise solutions in the next ten days, but will also remain determined to protect the safety of the Serbian people in the province and to protect them from pogrom and persecution.
Petkovic expressed his gratitude to the US Ambassador for his understanding of the position of the Serbian people in the province, but also for recognising that the Serbian delegation came to the talks in Brussels ready to negotiate, reach a compromise and find a way ahead.