Petkovic: KFOR should urgently intervene, to remove the Special Forces from the north

Petar Petković
Source: Kosovo Online

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Petar Petkovic said that Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti had shown today with his actions and statements that he was only interested in conflicts and war.

Petkovic addressed the public after the escalation of the situation in North Mitrovica, where members of the Kosovo Police arrested the Serb Milun Milenkovic today, after which citizens gathered on the streets.

"On Kurti's personal order, Milun Milenkovic Lune was arrested, the Kosovo Police were after him for months and threatened with arrest, because he is a prominent fighter for the rights of the Serbs in the north of Kosovo and Metohija. He was arrested in a hair salon, which was surrounded by eight armored vehicles," Petkovic said.

As he points out, the arrested Milenkovic is not a criminal, but a prominent and medal-awarded athlete with whom many children train.

Petkovic pointed out that a state of siege had been created in Kosovska Mitrovica.

"A huge number of Kosovo Police vehicles entered from the direction of the southern part of the city and a large number of members of the Kosovo Police, who threw tear gas, aimed at random passers-by," Petkovic said.

He had shown, as he stated, "a video of the shame of the ROSU police holding random passers-by at gunpoint with long guns".

"It's the real Kurti's police, which in the north serve only to harass the Serbs." We call on KFOR to intervene urgently, to remove the ROSU Police Forces from northern Kosovo and the occupiers who are attacking the Serbs with bare hands. As long as they are present in the north, there will be no peace for the Serbs," Petkovic said.

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija also stated that the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, had spoken several times today with the European Envoy for dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, as well as with numerous international officials "in order to put pressure on Kurti and to reason him".

KFOR commander in Belgrade tomorrow

He also announced that the commander of KFOR was coming to Belgrade the following day, with whom President Vucic and the Chief of the General Staff, General Milan Mojsilovic, would talk.

"It is important to preserve the peace. The international community is calling for de-escalation; he is moving towards escalation. The Serbs are calling for the release of those arrested and Kurti arrests," Petkovic said.