Teodosije urges Serbian shrines' protection , Gov't ask to prevent violence in Kosmet
12. April 2012. | 17:27 20:06
Several incidents have occurred in KiM this and last month, the targets of which were buildings of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Teodosije expressed concern over frequent attacks on church property in KiM, adding that the obligation of provincial authorities is to protect the shrines and the people.
Bishop of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija Teodosije called on the authorities in Kosovo Thursday to protect the Serbian shrines in the province.
Teodosije expressed concern over frequent attacks on church property in KiM, adding that the obligation of provincial authorities is to protect the shrines and the people.
There are extremists all around who do not want peace and who would like something to happen which would open a window of opportunity for their actions and some personal and selfish benefits they covet, he told KIM Radio.
In the presence of about 50 believers, Teodosije held a Saint Basil service in Gracanica Monastery on Holy Thursday.
Several incidents have occurred in KiM this and last month, the targets of which were buildings of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Mihajlovic: Government ask to prevent violence in Kosmet
The Serbian Government is asking of international missions in Kosmet to prevent any violence and threats that are coming from the high echelons of the interim authorities in theProvince, stated Spokesperson Milivoje Mihajlovic.
According to him, any unilateral action of the interim Kosmet authorities would mean that Pristina intends to start the spiral of violence, like on July 25 last year, and the international community that administers in Kosmet must prevent it, Mihajlovic told BETA.
He has added that the Government is in constant communication with representatives of the international mission in Kosmet, i.e. UNMIK and EULEX.
Namely, Deputy Kosmet Prime Minister Hajredin Kuci stated yesterday that an intervention of Kosovo police special units is possible in the north of the Province, inhabited mostly by the Serbs, and that it will be similar to the one on July 25, when they tried to take over administrative crossings Jarinje and Brnjak.
Serbs from northern Kosmet: Kuci’s threats leading to violence
President of the Kosovska Mitrovica municipality Krstimir Pantic has invited representatives of the international community in Kosmet to warn the Pristina authorities to refrainfrom attempting any unilateral action in the north of the Province, as it could destabilize the situation there.
Yesterday, Deputy Kosmet Prime Minister Hajredin Kuci said that an action of special police units was possible in the north, which is mostly populated with Serbia.
The Serbs will never allow the installation of institutions of the so-called independent Kosmet in the north, emphasized Pantic. Ha has pointed that the statement of Kuci is “rattling the arms” and an attempt to cause conflict.
Similar stance was presented by president of the Zubin Potok municipality Slavisa Ristic. Presidetn of the Serb National Council Milan Ivanovic has assessed that Kuçi’s threats are signaling Albanian terrorist organizations to use violence over the Serbs in solving the disputes. KFOR and EULEX have still not reacted to Kuci’s declaration.
KiM Minister: .Announcement of Kosovo police action in north dangerous adventure
Minister for Kosmet Goran Bogdanovic has criticized deputy Kosmet Prime Minister Hajredin Kuci for his announcement of possible new actions of the special units of the Kosovo police in northern Kosmet, and said something like that would be a dangerous adventure.
That statement clearly shows who has the role of acting the policy of violence in the Province, pointed Bogdanovic. He says that Kuci’s statement is another indication of Pristina having violence institutionalized as a method of political action and dealing with the Serb community.
Any action of the Kosovo police in the north would represent a dangerous adventure with unforeseen consequences, thus causing a new spiral of violence, Bogdanovic told TANJUG.
According to him, international representatives in Kosmet and other pertinent international political factors cannot and must not stay indifferenttowards the threats of Albanian political leaders, and he added that the international community must end any violence and extremism in the Province, no matter where it comes from.