"Genocide resolution" not included in assembly's agenda

The Kosovo assembly has not accepted a proposal to consider a draft resolution on alleged genocide by Yugoslav army and police forces against ethnic Albanians.

Source: Beta, Tanjug
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45 deputies on Monday voted in favor of including the draft in the agenda, 55 were against, while five abstained.

The initiative to adopt such a resolution came from the Self-Determination Movement, the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, and the Initiative for the Future of Kosovo.

They believe that members of Serb security forces committed genocide against Albanians in the province during the last war.

The initiative was announced on Friday by the head of the parliamentary group of Ramush Haradinaj's Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, and was supported by other groups.

This party is one of the biggest opposition parties in the Kosovo assembly. Haradinaj, a former leader of the KLA, was twice put on trial at the Hague Tribunal on charges of war crimes committed against civilians, and both times acquitted.

Commenting on the announced draft resolution, Director of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Marko Djuric said that its passing would make "normal dialogue" between Belgrade and Pristina impossible, "and bring into question everything that has been achieved so far with the Brussels agreement."

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