"Desecrating cemeteries goes against civilization"
BELGRADE -- Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dačić condemned on Monday the desecration of Serb cemeteries and historical monuments in Kosovo.
A Serb cemetery is seen in Kosovo on Monday (Beta)
He also stated that the international forces there were obligated to protect the Serbian cultural heritage.
He said the desecration of Serb cemeteries was an act that went against civilization.
"I point out to the international forces and organizations in Kosovo that they are obligated to ensure peace and safety for all people, their property and cultural heritage," Dačić stated.
"The event in Preševo cannot be used as an excuse, because an illegally placed memorial to members of the Kosovo Liberation Army and the Liberation Army of Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa was peacefully removed from there," Dačić remarked.
"This is about vandalizing cemeteries and attacking churches and monasteries, which is something that has not and will not happen in southern Serbia," the prime minister told Tanjug.
The destruction and desecration of Serb cemeteries and memorial sites was also condemned by the EU mission, EULEX, KFOR, and UNMIK.
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