Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic has warned Kosovo against using Albania for filing a genocide lawsuit against his country.
It comes following news that the Kosovo government is preparing to file the lawsuit with the UN International Court of Justice next year.
Vucic’s statement on Wednesday implies that Kosovo cannot file the lawsuit with the ICJ on its own as it is not a member of the United Nations.
“Can you threaten Serbia with a genocide lawsuit? You can only do that through Albania, and this means unification with Albania. I ask Kosovo Albanians not to do that,” Vucic said, according to a report by the Belgrade-based media B92.
Kosovo got independent from Serbia in 2008, after a brutal war that left thousands of Albanian civilians killed and more than half of the population displaced by Serbian troops.