Serbian Defense Minister Milos Vucevic told a media conference on Monday that, if the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF) were to get orders from the Serbian President, as the Supreme Commander, to enter the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, as part of the Republic of Serbia, “the Serbian Armed Forces would execute that task efficiently, professionally and successfully.” (Kosovo and Metohija is the official name for what the Serbian authorities consider to be the country’s southern province).
SAF Chief of General Staff General Milan Mojsilovic and I will today only focus on the facts, Vucevic said at the media conference, stressing that cooperation with KFOR is “good.”
In all these years, KFOR troops never crossed over into the territory of Serbia proper, nor did the SAF enter Kosovo without KFOR’s consent. The SAF has never violated any agreement.
“A systematic campaign is led against the Serbian Armed Forces, against its deployment in the territory of Serbia. If the Serbian Armed Forces were to receive orders from the President of Serbia, as the Supreme Commander, to enter the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, the Serbian Armed Forces would execute that task,” said Vucevic, adding that it would do this in a professional manner and certainly inform KFOR about it in advance because “we never do anything behind its back.”