All the problems in the region arise from the violent breakup of multiethnic Yugoslavia in the 1990s, a process that the Western powers supported and actively encouraged, it is stated in a comment by the famous British journalist – Neil Clark.
Clark points out that the all the potential crises that are now threatening the Balkans do not exist because of the Russian politics, but they are “the consequences of earlier American and Western interventions and campaigns”.
While today the existence and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is protected, Clark states, the question arises as to why America supported the independence of Kosovo and the right to self-determination of the local Albanian population.
“Then why the territorial integrity of Yugoslavia was not important? Many people in the region are nostalgic about Yugoslavia. The ‘Galup’ survey of the last year showed that most of the respondents from Serbia, Montenegro, BiH, Macedonia, as well as 45 percent from Slovenia (which is considered to be the most successful of all the former republics of Yugoslavia), considered the collapse of Yugoslavia a bad thing, “ he adds in the comment.
Clark thinks that Yugoslavia has given the Balkan nations not only stability, but also economic safety, and that it was meaningful for the peoples of the region to join the Federal State.
“Yugoslavia has achieved great success in the areas of culture, sport, art, education and human development. Its destruction was a tragedy not only for people in the Balkans but for the whole humanity, “ the British journalist commented for Russia Today (RT) UK.
Today, Clark adds, instead of a strong Yugoslav state there are a number of small, economically weak states in the Balkans, which is appropriate to the imperial aspirations of the America.
“The only way to resolve the problems in the Balkans is to go back to the past. It could be achieved through the gradual reconstruction of the Yugoslav Federation, which would sign ‘A Friendship Agreement’ with Albania, and maybe even offer it to join this Federation. Yugoslavia made sense in the 20th century, and it also makes sense today, “ Clark concluded, as agency Srna reported.