Drecun: Attacks on the property are the continuation of terrorizing the Serbs in Kosovo, that's why the CSM is needed

Milovan Drecun
Source: Kosovo Online

The latest attacks on the property of the Serbs in Kosovo represented the continuation of terrorizing the Serbs, the president of the Parliamentary Committee for Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun, told Sputnik and added that it was no longer terrorism by extreme Albanians, but by temporary institutions that did not react in a responsive manner.

Drecun said that "the passive attitude of the police, the prosecution, and the courts, especially since Albin Kurti came to power, encourages attacks on the Serbs and extremists to use it because they know that they will not be punished for their actions".

"Kurti's attitude and rhetoric towards the Serbs, their elected political representatives, towards Belgrade, that is, towards the dialogue, is something that encourages attacks on the Serbs and that is what Albanian extremists use. Because, if someone is given the impression that he will not be punished for some misdeed committed against the Serbs, then you motivate and encourage him to commit those misdeeds," Drecun says.

According to him, even international representatives do not see such things as serious incidents.

"The international presence in Kosovo and Metohija treats the attacks as individual incidents to which the police, judiciary, and prosecution should respond and they do not interfere much in it. But we see here a systematic campaign aimed at completing the work started by the terrorist KLA, which is to completely remove Kosovo and Metohija from the Serbs, and that is an integral part of completing the ethnic cleansing," Drecun said.

He underlined that this was only an indication that the Serbs in Kosovo needed an additional institutional mechanism to protect them and not to be second-class citizens, which currently did not exist for the Serbs in Kosovo.

"That mechanism, in our opinion, is the Community of Serb-majority Municipalities that was negotiated and that would strengthen the position of the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija and enable them to raise the level of security and realization of human rights, at least at the local level, where they can manage their own lives and solve everyday problems. Pristina is resisting this for the simple reason – it does not want the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija; it does not want them as equal citizens, nor does it think in the long term that the Serbs will be there in Kosovo and Metohija, but it clearly has other intentions," Drecun concluded.