MITROVICA - The mayors which official Pristina does not recognize Mitrovica, Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic sent an open letter regarding the security situation in this part of Kosovo, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
"Although there officially are three pillars (KFOR, EULEX and the Kosovo Police) that supposedly successfully perform their duties, because of the numerous murders, other accidents and pressures, the security situation in Kosovo is difficult," it states in letter and adds that they are "particularly are vulnerable lives and other basic human rights and freedoms of members of the Serbian ethnic community.
“It was warned that "equally are vulnerable Serbs who remained to live in Kosovo, and they are around 100,000as well as the ones who already 13 years are being treated as displaced persons, who occasionally visit their property, cemeteries and other religious monuments.
" In the letter states that number of murdered Serbs for 13 years is larger than 1,000, while according to the UNHCR data in Kosovo have returned only 3,000 Serbs, or about one percent of refugees. The leaders of the municipalities from northern Kosovo expect that during the visit to Serbia, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shall look into the problems listed in their letter.
"We believe that you will, among others, find a way and find the time to meet with legally elected representatives of the Serbs and UNMIK which actively were engaged around monitoring and problem solving in northern Kosovo," states the letter, and they are expressing that "the visit of the first man of UN will have positive impact on improvement of political and security situation and quicker resolving of Kosovo issue”
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