"I have great respect for our presidents, Boris Tadic, Vojsilav Kostunica and Tomislav Nikolic, respectively. I have a question for you - what does it mean exactly - a Hong Kong model? Who will accept this from Albanians, who have declared independence during your and Tadic's term of office? Why didn't you accept it back then?", Vucic asked at a news conference.
Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Jennifer Brush, told Voice of America that Kostunica had been notified of the attack, but had issued a police order not to respond.
Djuric, who also serves as director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, added on Wednesday that Jeremic, Serbia's former foreign minister, was part of a regime during which relations between the two nations and states had been brought to "the lowest level in history."
Djuric's reaction came after Jeremic said that Russia "supports Serbia, but not its current authorities."
Ivanovic, a Serb politician in northern Kosovo, was gunned down by unknown perpetrators in front of his office in northern Kosovska Mitrovica early on Tuesday.
Opposition leaders, including Dragan Sutanovac, Boris Tadic, Zoran Zivkovic, Marinika Tepic, Vuk Jeremic, Sanda Raskovic-Ivic, Dijana Vukomanovic, and Dragan Djilas gathered in Belgrade in front of St. Sava's Temple.