After the government of Serbia, with the mediation of the European Union and the United States, reached an agreement with the Priština authorities on the issue of personal identification documents, the matter of vehicle licence plates remains unsolved.

Poet and reporter from Kosovo Živojin Rakočević believes that Serbs and Albanians grow more and more distant from one another with each agreement, adding that the Association of Serbian Municipalities was not going to be established, because Kurti is first and foremost a man who cannot be blackmailed.

“He belongs to the second generation of Kosovo Liberation Army revolutionaries in Priština. He is hardened and he will not agree to any of that, unless if the entire international community were to stand behind him. They support every government in Priština, regardless of what it does, because Kosovo is their brainchild and it has its initial phase, development phase and final phase,” pointed out Rakočević.

He believes that the crises will keep coming one after another and that nothing significant will change even in the event that an agreement on licence plates is reached.

“We have 101 crises looming, because the systems which are not democratic will keep trying to take away rights and freedoms of those who are threatened. We live in a crisis and we get by any way we can, but these are essentially mere steps, and new ones being awaited, until we reach a point where the only thing left on the table is recognition and it becomes the only topic being discussed. Until there are no more licence plates, nor identification documents, nor our lives, but only the modalities under which Belgrade is to recognize Kosovo,” he said.

On the matter of the Resolution No. 1244, he said that “it has been worn thin by international officials” and that “there is nothing left of it” today.

“All of the agreements have been broken, including the Resolution 1244 itself. Now here we are, repeating that we must fight, that we need our freedom and that we cannot live under the siege from the Kosovo Liberation Army and under the impression of Albanian ethnic freedom. We have nothing left but our ghettoes, where we formally have freedom but behind it there is nothing but fear, violence and the need to preserve what we do have,” he said.

The international community has realized that Kosovo is in its final stage and that they must somehow extricate themselves from that project, Rakočević believes.

“Neither they nor the Albanians understand how they are going to get out of it. However, it is a fact that Serbs and Albanians are light years apart, and unfortunately, each agreement keeps pushing them further apart,” he pointed out.

On the statement of the United States Envoy for the Western Balkans Gabriel Escobar to forget the message “Kosovo is Serbia”, Rakočević said: “It would be good if you at least accepted that Kosovo is Serbia”.