Monday, December 16, 2013

KFOR, EULEX should ensure security, peace for Serbs

12/15/2013 4:20:00 PM
BELGRADE - The Serbian government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija urged EULEX and KFOR to ensure peace and security for Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) and protect their property.

The Office requested that EULEX and KFOR find and bring to justice the two perpetrators who carried out an attack on the vehicles of the civil protection that were parked in the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica using Molotov cocktails. The attack took place at around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, but, fortunately, the attacked vehicles were not damaged. Eyewitnesses told a Tanjug reporter that they saw one of the attackers running across the footbridge in the direction of the south (Albanian) part of Kosovska Mitrovica. "Not a single day goes by without an attack on Serbs and their property," the Office for KiM stated. 

 The Office also noted that on the same day, ahead of the re-run of the second round of elections for mayor of Partes, in the eastern part of the province, another severe provocation took place, which constituted a pressure on supporters of the Citizens' Initiative "Srpska". Accompanied by a police jeep and members of Kosovo police, an activist of the Independent Liberal Party, Nenad Cvetkovic, openly deterred the "Srpska" supporters from voting in the elections that are being held in the village of Pasjane, in the municipality of Partes, on Sunday. "Pressures went so far that the 'Srpska' voters were blackmailed with the lives of their children," the Office for KiM said, demanding from EULEX, KFOR and OSCE to take the situation seriously and react urgently so as to put an end to the pressure, intimidation and blackmail in Pasjane. 

 "In the interest of all citizens in Kosovo-Metohija, we are calling on the international community not to turn a blind eye to violence, but rather ensure peace and security for all people living in the province," the release reads. Photo Tanjug video (Archive)

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