Dačić said that he "respects the Church, the Patriarch, and all the bishops, but thta the letter with the warning did not come from Peć, but from Belgrade. This supposedly indicates that the Serbian Patriarch left Kosovo already in 1690. (...) I never attacked them, but as indicated in one Church commandment, they should be praying for those in power, to make decisions in the interest of the state and the nation. (...) The message for the people is not that we should all be placed on a stake and suffer for 500 years in order for the clouds to go away. In the meantime, the people must survive"
Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister of Serbia