According to Serbian politician, activist and founder of the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina, Nenad Canak, Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, is “surrounded by Russian spies” and “his life is in danger.”
“When I say that Vucic's life is in danger, I mean the following: if he turns to the West, he must take into account that he is surrounded by people who are Russian spies who will liquidate him on the order of the Kremlin, and if they choose the Russian side, they have no need for someone who has authenticity, they would choose one of their pawns and keep him as the governor of enslaved Serbia, which would only be a colony. Whatever happens, I wouldn't sell life insurance to Vucic”, Canak said.
Canak argued that all who oppose this kind of policy are at risk in the Balkans, adding that Montenegrin President, Milo Djukanovic, is in a similar situation.
“He is the main threat to the plan of Greater Serbia, and in this case the Kremlin's plan to achieve access to the sea for Serbia-Russia, and if he wins these elections, it would mean that the Russian plan fails,” Canak said, warning that Djukanovic may be in grave danger.
Canak then returned to the topic of Aleksandar Vucic, saying that he is very powerful and that a lot of things in the country depend on his alignments.
“He may be a lot of things, but he is not crazy. He knows very well that this would mean breaking off relations with the EU, putting Serbia in a vassal position towards Russia, which would mean permanently preventing any independent policy conducted in Serbia, and he cannot agree to that,” Canak said.
As for Russia itself, Canak believes that the country is waging a losing battle in Ukraine.
“The war in Ukraine will be lost with the return of the borders to the way they were in 1991. There will be shameful attempts to stop Ukraine from doing so, to leave something to Russia, which would be wrong, because if that happens, it means that it is being legitimized that if something is stolen, it can be kept,” said Canak.
However, this makes Russia an even bigger threat to the Western Balkans, he said.
“Now it is even more dangerous because a year ago it was completely clear that this should be a signal for a combined attack by all Russian and pro-Russian forces and their satellites everywhere in the world, including in BiH and in terms of conflicts in Kosovo, in order to divert the attention of the international community away from Ukraine, which was the primary target,” he said.
He also spoke about Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is on Wednesday observing its Independence Day, and the way society in Serbia perceives the country.
“From the creation of Yugoslavia until its disappearance, Belgrade constantly perceived Yugoslavia as an expanded Serbia,” he explained.
“It is completely understandable that in an intoxicated atmosphere, it will be difficult for anyone from the current leadership of Serbia to remember that Bosnia and Herzegovina is an independent state where the majority of citizens have declared for an independent state,” Canak added.
According to Canak, there were no explanations offered to the public in Serbia about who won the Bosnian war and which policy was defeated when the conflict ended.
“The nationalist idea of Greater Serbia must and all its microcopies throughout the Western Balkans must be abandoned,” he stressed.
Canak believed that BiH is threatened by both Belgrade and Zagreb today.
“The idea of an ethnic basis for the creation of territorial political communities means the end of multicultural, intercultural, multinational, European and democratic BiH”, he said.