Another public warning issued by CEAS regarding the pro-Kremlin elements behind the opposition demonstrations under the slogan „1 of 5 million“ that will take place tomorrow, the impacts of which may be endanger the constitution and result in violence

Bearing in mind that a large rally has been scheduled for 13th April 2019 in Belgrade, as a part of the ongoing demonstrations under the slogan “1 of 5 million” that have been going on in Belgrade for months, the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies in Belgrade (CEAS) is issuing another statement to warn the public in the country and abroad about a number of harmful consequences of these protests that may deepen the tensions and cause confusion among the members of armed forces and law enforcement forces in Serbia, at the time when the Serbian government is already in a very difficult position.

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CEAS Statement - President of the Army Trade Union Novica Antić keeps up his harmful actions

In an open letter addressed to the Higher Public Attorney’s Office in Belgrade, published on 12.02.2019, Novica Antić, former president of the Army Trade Union of Serbia, referring to the alleged recent decision [1] of this office to charge one person and one minor who took part in the protests “1od5miliona” on 2nd February carrying a makeshift gallows for the criminal offense of “racial and other discrimination”, invited the Public Attorney’s Office to bring the same charges against the current Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vulin and his subordinates and requested their incarceration, as was the case with the persons who paraded with the makeshift gallows in the public protest held on 02.02.2109.         

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More and more pro Putin tracks on path of anti Government protests that spread throughout Serbia

Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) from Belgrade is warning the public, and most of all the organizers and those who politically support the anti-government  protests that spread throughout Serbia  under the slogan #1in5million and pretext of fight against violence and for better electoral conditions, of  a very recent visit to Moscow  by the Armed Forces  of Serbia Union (Vojni sindikat Srbije-VSS) that recently formally joined protests.   VSS is still  headed by Novica Antic, who recently was stripped of his rank, due to flagrant breach of Serbian laws related to political activities of  active servicemen.

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Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies Press Release: Rada Trajkovic is the judge, jury, and executioner

Given the complex political and security situation in which negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina are happening on the one hand, and the demonstrations by a part of the opposition under the slogans #1in5million and #StopTheBloodyShirts that are allegedly held also because of the failings in the rule of law on the other, CEAS is inviting the democratic public in Serbia, members of the international community from the West, local reporters as well as correspondents of the western media, both independent and public, to pay attention to the statement by Rada Trajkovic, who has recently become very present in certain media outlets.

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CEAS warns of dangerous, false and tendentious actions by Novica Antic and the Army of Serbia Trade Union

The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) is expressing grave concern because of systematic, tendentiously false statements by the president of the Army of Serbia Trade Union Novica Antic that are violating the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Serbia and the principle of democratic control over the armed forces, and of representative parliamentarianism itself, which has one of the key roles in the democratic oversight of the security system, as well as the president who is and should be a politician, primarily because of possible security implications of the actions by the Army of Serbia Trade Union that he is heading, to which Serbian public  is not reacting despite Antic’s open coup mongering that he justifies by his arbitrary assessment of alleged “betrayal” in relation to Kosovo. The other day Antic openly said, without hesitation: “Serbia is no one’s ancestral heritage. We have given oath to this country, to its flag and its Constitution. But not to its politicians.”

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