Vucic: I would never support dismissal of Interior Minister Gasic

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Serbia’s President, Aleksandar Vucic, stated that he would never support the removal of the Minister of the Interior, Bratislav Gasic, and assessed that Serbia would be the safest country in Europe if mass murders had not occurred in the "Vladislav Ribnikar" Elementary School in Belgrade and in the vicinity of Mladenovac.

At a ceremony in the Palace of Serbia, marking the Day of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Day of the Police, Vucic said that there is no serious murder in Serbia that has not been solved.

„If there were no mass murders in the Belgrade Elementary School Vladislav Ribnikar and Mladenovac, we could say that we are the safest country in Europe,“ Vučić told reporters.

“They are asking for the removal of the Minister of the Interior, Bratislav Gasic, in order to demand my resignation. Then we should go to a referendum on whether the people are satisfied with their president”, said Vucic.

He stressed he would never support Gasic’s removal.

“He is one of the best of us. No one in the world would accuse the police and state leadership of these mass murders. That will go down in the history of dishonour,” Vucic said.

Vucic said that his job is to endure even “death threats”, adding that those at the “Serbia against violence” protest on Saturday „carried a doll depicting the hanged president“.

He said that Gasic knows that he receives death threats daily, „over two hundred” so far.