Тадић је најавио корениту промену политике према Косову и велику промену у односу на политику бившег премијера коштуница.
Славко Живанов аналитичар из Београда изјавио је за италијанску агенцију АКИ да „је Тадић практично рекао да не рачуан више на Руско вето и да Русија треба да гледа своја посла пошто косово више није приоритет већ улазак у Европску Унију.”
„То се посебно односи на ЕУЛЕКС који спречава само руско вето, а тадићу то вето не треба”
"У савету безбедности се ништа ниеј променило, али тадићу не жели Руску помоћ"
Belgrade, 9 July (AKI) - Serbian president Boris Tadic has signalled a change in policy towards Kosovo, whose majority ethnic Albanians declared independence in February.
Tadic, who consolidated his power this week by forming a pro-European government, headed by his Democratic Party (DS), said the situation in Kosovo had changed since independence.
In an interview with Belgrade daily Vecernje novosti said Serbia would have „to find new answers in the new circumstances”.
Analysts said it was a decisive departure from the policy of Prime Minister Vojislav Koštunica whom Tadic’s coalition ousted from power in the May election, after the two leaders split over Kosovo and European integration.
Koštunica insisted Serbia should shelve its plan to join the European Union after most EU countries recognised Kosovo and Brussels decided to send its mission (EULEX) to the province to implement the independence plan forged by United Nations negotiator Martti Ahtisaari.
Serbia’s ally Russia, which backed Belgrade by blocking Kosovo's independence in the United Nations' Security Council and opposed the deployment of EULEX.
But Tadic said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon now had „a clear majority on the reconfiguration of a civilian presence in the province and we must talk it out with the international community”.
Analyst Slavko Zivanov said it was a signal that Serbia no longer counted on a Russian veto and „an indirect message to Moscow to mind its business”.
Tadic reiterated his earlier position that joining the EU remained Serbia’s priority, regardless of developments in Kosovo.
„Tadic is actually looking for an exit strategy from the present situation, now that he has all reins of power in his hands,” Zivanov told Adnkronos International (AKI).
Zivanov pointed out that Kosovo's independence and EULEX's deployment always had majority support in the UN Security Council, and the only obstacle had been the Russian veto.
„Nothing has changed in the Security Council, but it seems that Tadic no longer wants Russian help,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kosovo Albanian language daily Zeri said on Wednesday that Tadic was aware that Kosovo's independence was irreversible and would try to split the province.
But Kosovo officials and the international community adamantly oppose the partitioning of the province.