If they were Russian forces, the Serbs would trust them. Serbia has never recognized NATO’s attempt to wrest control of the Serbian heartland and it give it over to the Albanians. And there is the hypocrisy of the West insisting it respects minority rights. Its actions demonstrate the exact opposite.
The oddest part is that the Western Allies (which didn’t include Russia, who had surrendered in 1917 and wasn’t a party to the pease talks) gave all of those Hapsburg & Ottoman lands to Serbia after WWI, then insisted they give them up 75 years later.
Like the surrendering of Eastern Europe to the Soviet Union after WWII (a war that started to protect Poland’s independence), this is one of the biggest disgraces in America’s history.