He said that most Albanians currently perceive Kosovo as an insignificant state, referring to the current events as "a shell without content," demonstrating "disillusion following a dream of perfect independence."
"There is anarchy and corruption, plus Kosovo's economy is declining," Rakocevic told Sputnik Serbia, linking Pristina's initiative to grant Albanian citizenship to Kosovo's inhabitants to the idea of "Greater Albania."
Rakocevic portrayed Thaci's latest statement as "alarming" because "fueling chaos is the easiest way to attract attention."
"Western countries know that their allegedly successful Kosovo project should at least look stable, and the keys to this stability are in the hands of Hashim Thaci," Rakocevic concluded.
Pristina lawyer, Azem Vlasi, told Sputnik Serbia that Thaci's remarks should only be interpreted in terms of Kosovo citizens' desire to have freedom of movement, like everyone else.
"We want to tell Europe that a need the way out of the current situation," he said, adding that Kosovo citizens feel "as if they are in a reservation".
Last week, Thaci blamed the international community for failing to deliver on its promises made in exchange for Pristina setting up a Netherlands-based war crimes tribunal.
Earlier, EU officials pledged to fast-track Kosovo for European Union and UNESCO membership, as well as visa provide Kosovo citizenship with visa liberalization.
In August, Kosovo agreed to the establishment of a special tribunal to try former Kosovo Liberation Army members accused of war crimes during the war against Serbia in the late 1990s.
In 1999, NATO kicked off a military operation in then-Yugoslavia, which included Serbia and Montenegro, during the Kosovo War over alleged human rights abuses of the Albanian population; it finally paved the way for Kosovo's independence.
Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, something that was recognized by over 100 UN member states. Serbia, as well as Russia, China, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and some other countries do not recognize Kosovo as an independent country.
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