Ukrainian migrants: The series of Yugoslav wars saw a spate of ethnic conflicts, wars of independence and insurgencies. It led up to the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991 into six independent countries matching the six entities known as republics of which Croatia and Serbia are a part. Since then, tensions between these nations remain unresolved. Both the countries have maintained ice-cold ties for more than two decades but now here’s the highly stunning information. Finally, the two ex-Yugoslav war foes have decided to come to terms and are on the path of “defrosting” their longstanding animosity.
Serbian foreign minister has announced that he is poised to pay a low-key visit to Zagreb. Belgrade suggested that it seeks to better the relations with its western neighbour. But, why now? Perhaps, Serbia has some underlying objective to fulfil.
Following a decade of icy relations between the two former enemies of the Yugoslav war, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dai announced that Belgrade would “defrost” its relations with Croatia this year. Dai will make a low-key but significant trip to Zagreb on Friday.
The warming up was started by Serbian President Aleksandar Vui, and according to Danas.hr, Vui’s foreign ministry, Serbia would work to improve relations with its western neighbours in the future.
Dai will attend the customary gathering in Zagreb prior to the Orthodox Christmas, which falls on January 7, and he will also meet his Croatian counterpart Goran Grli Radman.
“We must have a dialogue and I expect an active and honest dialogue from Serbia. Stability and good relations are in our interest,” Grlić Radman said.
“We are interested in crucial questions – the issue of missing persons, compensation for those held in wartime prisoner camps, trials of war criminals who may still be at large, and that ridiculous universal jurisdiction. Things will have to change,” he explained.
You see, last year Serbia said it would indict senior Croatian officials for alleged war crimes during a 1995 Croatian offensive, invoking “universal jurisdiction,” a legal principle that allows a country to claim criminal jurisdiction in case of serious crimes committed by a foreign national residing in another country.
But now, things seem to fall into place for both the nations. According to Danas.hr., in order to encourage the two governments to focus on resolving issues rather than igniting disputes, leaders of ethnic Croats in Serbia and Serbs in Croatia signed a declaration of cooperation prior to the visit.
Now, what draws attention is the fact that the long-standing animosity between the nations is now about to reach a dead end soon. Let’s connect the dots here. We all know, the continent of Europe has been taken over by migrants. European countries are inundated with Ukrainian migrants from all around the world, especially war-ravaged Ukraine.
The central European nation claims that the migrant influx in recent times is comparable to the height of the migration crisis in 2015 and 2016. We are even aware of the EU’s intentions of entrapping migrants in the Balkans which is why it granted the Schengen visa system to Croatia instead of Bulgaria and Romania. To avoid that Ukrainian migrants crisis, the EU granted Schengen to Croatia so that it can use Schengen as an excuse to deny entrance to any number of Ukrainian migrants which will eventually turn them to the Balkans. The EU very cleverly crafted an evil plan. By giving Croatia the Schengen approval, the Balkan route is being barricaded. And because this leaves the migrants in a precarious situation where it would be difficult for them to return, they will remain outside of the EU and, in this case, the Balkans.
This certainly must have sounded the alarm in the Balkan countries and Serbia is just the first one to act. Serbia has now decided to join hands with its once arch-rival perhaps because there are some underlying motives not hard to comprehend. Bettering relations with Croatia will lead to Serbia having an upper hand compared to its other fellow Balkans which are soon going to become a scapegoat of the EU’s vicious plan. Perhaps, the Balkans have understood the fact that EU is trying to fool it, and and now uniting.
Source : TFIGlobalNews