Serbs seek protection from the KFOR

Serbs seek protection from the KFORThe representatives of Serbs from northern Kosovo have asked yesterday from KFOR to...Photo 1/1
Written by M-Magazine Thursday, 26 April 2012 | 15:11

The representatives of Serbs from northern Kosovo have asked yesterday from KFOR to increase its presence in all critical areas in order to protect endangered Serbian population and expressed expectation that the units will not be used to close the alternative routes.

From the representatives of the international mission, with which local self-government representatives talked in Zubin Potok, and that KFOR has been asked that to all Serbs which want to attend the elections and thatKFOR has to enable.

Mayor of Zubin Potok, Slavisa Ristic, said after the meeting that he and his colleagues warned representatives of KFOR, UNMIK, EULEX and that KFOR has OSCE that more frequent incidents in the north of Kosovo are threatening the safety of Serbs.

"We insisted that KFOR strengthen their presence in all critical areas - Bosniak Mahala, Three Towers, Mikronasele in Mitrovica and in other municipalities in the zones of separation in which live Serbs and Albanians", Ristic said. He added that he hopes that the KFOR units will be allocated where is needed in order to ensure the safety of all residents, not to close the alternative routes.

"We hope that those units will not be used for the closure of alternative roads, like KFOR announced 20 days ago", Ristic said and indicated that representatives of the Serbs in a meeting repeated that the KFOR mandate is not to close alternate roads because no one disputes to KFOR the right to control all the roads and all the passengers and vehicles.

Ristic added that deeply believes that will be held presidential, parliamentary and local elections. "We expect that the situation to be calm, KFOR has to ensure the safety of Serbs which want to attend the elections with pen in hand not through weapons, and those who are in charge of safety first of all KFOR shall be required to prevent all that can endanger safety", he said. At the meeting also attended the Chief of Mitrovica District Radenko Nedelkovic, the mayor of Zvecan Dragisa Milovic, Deputy mayor of Leposavić Rados Mihajlovic. Source (TVMost).