The pro-Russian party, Serbian League, had called upon the country’s authorities to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to deploy troops to Kosovo, as stated in the appeal of the chairman of the party, Aleksandar Djurdjev, which was published on the party's website.
The Serbian League warns that the interim UN Mission and EULEX in Kosovo are not able to protect the Serbian people from the actions of Albanian terrorists, although their main task is to preserve peace, stability, and ensure the safety of the population," Djurdjev said.
As a result, Djurdjev urged Serbian authorities to urgently take advantage of the rights granted by UN Security Council resolution 1244 and place 999 Serbian soldiers in Kosovo and Metohija.
In addition, he asked to immediately initiate negotiations with Russia regarding the participation of Russian peacekeepers in Kosovo and Metohija in order to "prevent the terrible killings of Serbs and the destruction of property."
“The Serbian League calls on the executive and legislative authorities of our country, the government and parliament, to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to join the process of resolving the situation, and, in accordance with the plans to resolve the crisis in Syria, to sign an agreement between Serbia and Russia,” Djurdjev said.
The Serbian League party stands for close cooperation with Russia, which, in its opinion, is "the defender of Orthodox nations.” The party is also against the country becoming a "colony of Western states."
"Although 70% of our citizens are against NATO, all parties in the parliament are in favor of cooperation with NATO ... We must remember that membership in the EU does not guarantee a high standard of living, as is clear from the example of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Croatia," the party website says.
On January 16th, the leader of the Kosovo Serbs, Oliver Ivanovic, was shot dead in Kosovo. Serbian President Alexander Vučić considers the murder of the Serbian politician a terrorist attack.
On the same day Serbia withdrew from the EU talks on improving relations with Kosovo.