Vucic and his entourage were later stopped by Kosovo police on the road to the Drenica region and were told they couldn’t continue for security reasons. “I have never been fascinated by someone’s hatred. But when someone is so mean, showing some symbols that they believe we get offended by, well they are very mistaken,” said President Aleksandar Vucic, a former ultranationalist. “Now, I am even more determined to preserve peace, but also to preserve Serb institutions and Serb people” in Kosovo.
A group of activists calling themselves Citizens and Friends of the Balkans against Partition/Land Swap wrote an open letter warning about possible effect of the deal. “We implore the EU, its member states, and the United States to reconsider their position on such a return to ethnification of polities and frontiers,” the letter said.