03.05.2020 Ben Hodges

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Stronger alignment is needed between the US and EU efforts to achieve adequate conditions for the continuation of negotiations between the two presidents, Aleksandra Vučić and Hashim Thaci. It is necessary to remove all forms of pressure on the Serbian and Kosovo leaders (Presidents Vučić and Thaci), who are trying to reach a final agreement. It's about opening up a space where both would be free from the constant pressure from outside factors and different internal groups and personalities, including church officials. At the same time, it is quite clear that the Kremlin does not want to see any agreement reached or any solution found, which the two sides could achieve independently.

US Lieutenant General Frederick Benjamin Hodges, Center for European Policy Analysis