Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dacic: We have not sold Kosovo

4/30/2013 11:23:00 AM After a memorial service for Queen Marija Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia, the mother of the last Serbian monarch Petar II Karadjordjevic, Dacic said that the territory of Serbia is today much larger than after the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) when asked whether the government has let the wars down.

  "We are neither selling nor betraying Kosovo-Metohija. It is an integral part of Serbia, but we need to survive. Kosovo was not in Serbia during the rule of many members of the Karadjordjevic family either, but we managed to recover it in the end," Dacic said. He added that Serbia is now certainly much larger than during the era of Karadjordje, the leader of the First Serbian Uprising (1804-1813) and the founder of the Karadjordjevic dynasty, and that he is not sure "if we are greater heroes than Karadjordje."

 The remains of Queen Maria arrived in Belgrade from Great Britain on Monday. The coffin was met at Belgrade airport by Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, the Karadjordjevic family, advisors to the Serbian president Oliver Antic and Radoslav Pavlovic, and Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Atanasije Rakita of Hvosno. ---------- 

Tanjug video screenshot, Igor Stojanovic After a memorial service for Queen Marija Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia, the mother of the last Serbian monarch Petar II Karadjordjevic, Dacic said that the territory of Serbia is today much larger than after the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) when asked whether the government has let the wars down.

 "We are neither selling nor betraying Kosovo-Metohija. It is an integral part of Serbia, but we need to survive. Kosovo was not in Serbia during the rule of many members of the Karadjordjevic family either, but we managed to recover it in the end," Dacic said. He added that Serbia is now certainly much larger than during the era of Karadjordje, the leader of the First Serbian Uprising (1804-1813) and the founder of the Karadjordjevic dynasty, and that he is not sure "if we are greater heroes than Karadjordje." 

 The remains of Queen Maria arrived in Belgrade from Great Britain on Monday. The coffin was met at Belgrade airport by Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, the Karadjordjevic family, advisors to the Serbian president Oliver Antic and Radoslav Pavlovic, and Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Atanasije Rakita of Hvosno. Tanjug video screenshot, Igor Stojanovic

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