In his address to the nation at the Palace of Serbia, Vucic said that there is a proposal from Germany and France on the table that must be discussed and thought about, because, as he stated, the proposal of the two most powerful countries cannot be "thrown out the window", as this would be irresponsible.
I am not sure if we can accept that, the President said and added that Serbia has its own red lines, which he is not sure anyone will like.
According to him, Serbia's position is becoming more and more complicated because, as he correctly predicted eight months ago, Western countries will try to, as they think, solve the problem of Kosovo and Metohija by Kosovo's entry into the UN, because they believe that this is how they solve an intra-European problem, as if that happens, they take the argument out of the hands of Putin and Russia, who can refer, like they do, to that case.
He said that Serbia's biggest mistake, in addition to the question sent to the International Court of Justice, was that it was accepted that the EU should start managing the process of resolving the final status of Kosovo and Metohija.
Since then, regardless of the Brussels agreement, we have not been able to raise the topic of the Community of Serbian Municipalities in a serious way, he pointed out.
Each time, to calm us down, they would say that we will talk about it next time. And every next time some new crisis would arise, which would be produced either by the Albanians supported by the Quinte countries or together, and we were told that this is a very difficult topic for the Albanians, the President of Serbia said.
He pointed out that regardless of everything, we have to talk with Germany and France, as it is of vital importance and we have to work on reconciliation with the Albanians and the normalisation of relations in every sense.
For Serbia, because of our Constitution, and not only because of it, it is unacceptable for Kosovo to be a member of the UN. And that will bear its consequences, because the whole idea is based on the fact that one way or another, without our recognition, because we would not be further humiliated if we formally recognised Kosovo, but not to protest and to give a clear signal that we agree with the membership of Kosovo in the UN, he said.
He reminded that in his speech in the Assembly, as well as through the report on Kosovo and Metohija that was adopted in the parliament, as well as today, he clearly stated what we can and what we cannot do.
He pointed out that the state will continue to provide economic, social, humanitarian and any other support to our people in Kosovo and Metohija and that through the next budget of Serbia, the support will be even greater than before.
The President stated that the Council of Europe will start the procedure for Kosovo's admission to that organization on 2 or 3 November and said that Serbia, while he is the president, will not recognise Kosovo's independence.
We will fight as much as we can, politically and legally – to protect our country and our borders and territorial integrity in accordance with international law.
Our prospects are small, I also spoke with the Prime Minister, and there is no will to accept the independence of Kosovo and membership in the UN, he repeated and added that other things can be discussed, but not this.