Intl. community urged not to reduce presence in Kosovo
The Serbian government's Office for Kosovo urged the international community Thursday to act in line with UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon's report.Source: Tanjug
The Office called on the international community to keep its presence in Kosovo in the same numbers as before until those responsible for the murders of over 1,000 Serbs were found and prosecuted.
Commenting on a statement by Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci that Serbs are becoming increasingly satisfied with the overall security situation in Kosovo and that the question about their safety is not a key issue any more, the Office for Kosovo urged the international community to expedite the investigation into the allegations about human organ trafficking.
The Office also demands from the international community not to hesitate in determining a fair compensation for a total of 33,411 housing units owned by Serbs and other non-Albanians in Kosovo that were destroyed, damaged or taken away from rightful owners prior to and including 2000, and for another 930 housing units destroyed in the March 2004 pogrom.
The office points to two murders of Serb returnees in the village of Talinovac, several assassination attempts at returnees to the village of Žač, beatings of returnees in the city of Peć, blasting of the home of the Đoković family in downtown Priština, all taking place over the last three months alone.
It also pointed out that nine years had passed since the murder of Serb children in the village of Goraždevac, a crime nobody had yet been prosecuted for.