March 10, 2003
ERP KIM Newsletter
Diocese of Raska and Prizren shocked by the text published in the
leading Kosovo Albanian Daily
KOHA DITORE IS INCITING VIOLENCE AND ETHNIC HATRED
English translation of the article published in Koha
Ditore: Beware of Serb plans to colonize Kosovo, 04-03-03
BISHOP ARTEMIJE: CREATION OF UNION OF SERB MUNICIPALITIES
A REACTION TO ALBANIAN DECLARATIONS
Bishop Artemije talked to Eugeina Sidereas, the U.S. representative in
BISHOP ARTEMIJE: YOU HAVE DRIVEN US INTO ENCLAVES AND NOW
YOU ARE DRIVING US INTO CATACOMBS
Bishop Artemije received Laif Magne Helgerson, representative of WCRP
DIOCESE OF RASKA AND PRIZREN SENDS LETTER TO ITALIAN,
FRENCH AND RUSSIAN EMBASSIES IN BELGRADE REGARDING DESECRATED CEMETERY IN
Church alarmed by the continuation of vandalism against Christian
SNC: STEINER'S DECISION -YET ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS
SNC condemns Steiner's decision to transfer authorities to Kosovo's
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KOHA DITORE IS INCITING
VIOLENCE AND ETHNIC HATRED
Diocese of Raska and Prizren shocked by article published in the
leading Kosovo Albanian Pristina daily "Koha Ditore"
ERP KIM Info Service
Gracanica, March 8, 2003
March 4 the prominent Pristina Albanian-language daily "Koha Ditore",
owned by Veton Surroi, published a shocking article under the heading "Beware
of Serb Plans to Colonize Kosova" (sic), not only presenting an whose
series of inaccurate claims regarding some supposed new colonization of
Kosovo and Metohija by the Serbs but openly inciting Kosovo Albanians to
use violence and pressure on Serb villages to prevent the homogenization
of the Serb union in the Province.
The writer of the article is someone by the name of Peter Rogel.
After several attempts to find a journalist by this name, who would have
such precise knowledge of the geography of the villages of eastern Kosovo
and Metohija, it was concluded that this is almost certainly a pseudonym
hiding a more well-informed Kosovo Albanian, possibly even the editor of
"Koha Ditore". In some UNMIK circles, the name of Veton Surroi himself is
unofficially mentioned too. It is understandable that a polemic of this
type appearing as an opinion piece or an editorial may have drawn certain
consequences including a reaction from UNMIK, while the attempt here is to
deflect reactions by using a foreign name and presenting the article as a
translation of a foreign news article. Even a superficial reading of this
article shows that it was in fact written by an Albanian and that this is
no political commentary but an open incitement to further break up the
Serb community under the guise of allegedly preventing so-called Serb
For some time Albanian circles have been attempting to present the
return of displaced Serbs as an attempt on the part of Belgrade to
colonize Kosovo and Metohija, as if these people had never lived and
worked here. The return of displaced persons, i.e., the "colonization
of Kosovo", according to the "Koha Ditore" article, represents a threat to
the integrity of Kosovo and Metohija, and should prevented using the
following recommended measures:
1. monitoring of Serb villages along the Serbian borderline (sic)
2. obstruction of construction and restoration of Serb houses. "Albanians
have moral right to destroy them," says the author. He goes on to state
that "Serbs that come to Kosova as colonists from Belgrade criminal regime
remains, have no right to live in Kosova, and they present legitimate
targets for attacks. Therefore, the residents of the Serb villages
situated for colonization should live in fear while the human rights of
other Serbs will be respected."
3. "The Serb villages along the borderline should disconnect from Serbia,
including the electricity system and telephone services... If they are
furnished by Serbia, these connections should be cut," it is said in the
4. "It is necessary to obstruct the buying of Albanian property in these
villages by Belgrade," claims the author of the article.
5. "Albanians should accelerate buying Serbs' property in the mixed
6. The article goes on to publish a detailed list of Serb villages which
deserve special attention and concludes that "no one, except the Albanians
themselves, will protect Kosova".
These measures whose implementation is being announced as early as the
beginning of spring clearly demonstrate that they serve to de facto
legitimize the use of terrorist attacks as a means of preventing the
return of Serbs to their homes. It is not necessary to underscore that the
so-called colonization of Kosovo and Metohija is a fiction since Serbs who
legally own more than 60% of real estate in Kosovo and Metohija have the
legitimate right to return to their land and no need, therefore, for any
sort of colonization. As well, this article reveals that the expulsion
of Serbs and the entire campaign of ethnic violence which ensued after
1999 was part of strategy which sought to change the status quo on the
ground and prevent the consolidation of the Serb community.
The Diocese of Raska and Prizren remains convinced that the publication of
this article will finally help not only the international community but
also the Serbian general public to understand that hidden behind the
program for an independent and "democratic" Kosovo and Metohija is a
loathsome and horrifying program for the destruction of the Serb nation
and its cultural heritage in this region, as well as the creation of an
ethnically pure society with the help of terrorism and ethnic violence.
Such articles directly undermine the efforts of the international
community to enable the return of the expelled Serbs and represent a
provocative challenge to UNMIK and KFOR. So far none of the international
representatives in Kosovo and Metohija has responded to this article with
a single word.
It is sad but not in the least atypical that this article was published in
the daily "Koha Ditore" which has a reputation as a pro-Western,
democratically oriented newspaper. However, we must not forget that it is
this daily newspaper which served as the chief mouthpiece of the KLA
during the war and that it provided active media coverage of the Albanian
rebellion. The publication of this article in the leading Pristina
newspaper once again confirms that hiding behind the veil of Kosovo
democracy is the artfully disguised Greater Albania project.
(At the end of today's bulletin, we are including the full text of
"Beware of Serb Plans to Colonize Kosova" in English translation
published in an international media monitoring bulletin.)
BISHOP ARTEMIJE: CREATION
OF UNION OF SERB MUNICIPALITIES A REACTION TO ALBANIAN DECLARATIONS
In a meeting with the representative of the U.S. Office in Kosovo and
Metohija Bishop Artemije expressed disappointment regarding the U.S.
administration's hasty denouncement of Serb declaration, silence on
ERP KIM Info Service
Gracanica, March 8, 2003
in Gracanica Monastery Bishop Artemije received the representative of the
U.S. Office in Pristina for Serb issues Ms. Eugenia Sidereas. During an
exchange of opinions on the most recent events in the Province, Bishop
Artemije and Dr. Rada Trajkovic attempted to explain that it was in
fact the two most recent Albanian declarations which forced the Serbs to
create the Union of Serb Municipalities. The Serb people are most critical
of the fact that the U.S. representatives failed to denounce any of the
Albanian declarations but condemned the Serb declaration. According to
Bishop Artemije, "this only serves to further embolden Albanian separatism
while taking away from the Serbs their legitimate right to protect their
own interests as a constituent people in their own country."
Later in the conversation Bishop Artemije especially insisted on
establishing responsibility of those Albanian leaders and direct
perpetrators who are responsible for crimes committed against the Serb
civilian population and the destruction of more than 100 Orthodox churches
and monasteries. "Someone has to answer for this and it is unacceptable
for these crimes to remain unpunished," stressed Bishop Artemije.
YOU HAVE DRIVEN US INTO
ENCLAVES, AND NOW YOU ARE DRIVING US INTO CATACOMBS
Diocese of Raska and Prizren cannot accept resuming previous dialogue with
Albanian religious communities under existing conditions
ERP KIM Info Service
Gracanica, March 8, 2003
in Gracanica Monastery Bishop Artemije and Fr. Nektarije Vorgucic received
Mr. Laif Magne Helgerson, the representative of the World Conference of
Religions for Peace (WCRP). Since 1998 this organization has facilitated a
dialogue which was established among representatives of religious
communities in Kosovo and Metohija.
Mr. Helgerson presented a proposal to Bishop Artemije that a new meeting
of religious leaders in Kosovo and Metohija be organized in the first half
of April in the main headquarters of KFOR in Pristina.
Bishop Artemije expressed his disagreement with this proposal because
since previous meetings "not a single positive result has been achieved
nor has the attitude of Albanian religious leaders towards the Serbian
Orthodox Church and the Serb people changed in the least". Special
emphasis was placed on the obstruction of returns, lack of improvement in
the security situation and freedom of movement, new destruction of
churches, and continuing attacks against Serbs. "None of the Albanian
religious leaders has publicly condemned this kind of behavior and
consequently we must ask what is the further point of joint meetings when
we are unable to agree on this issue," stressed Bishop Artemije.
The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska and Prizren was one of the most
vocal critics of the former regime of Slobodan Milosevic and in
communiqués and public statements representatives of the Diocese,
especially Bishop Artemije, condemned the actions of the undemocratic
regime and expressed solidarity with Albanian civilians during the war.
Unfortunately on the Albanian side so far there has been no readiness to
condemn attacks against Serb civilians, and the dialogue of religious
communities completely understandably came to a dead end.
Bishop Artemije was especially critical of a new article published in the
daily "Koha Ditore" openly inciting the Albanian people to use acts of
violence and terrorism to prevent the return of the expelled Serbs.
Explaining the position of the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija to the WCRP
representative, Bishop Artemije openly stated: "You have driven us into
enclaves, and now you want to drive us into catacombs. But we will survive
Dialogue among the religious communities is especially difficult due to
the unconstructive attitude of the Albanian Roman Catholic clergy which
through a series of tactless and malicious statements has made it clear it
harbors pretensions to some of the most famous Serbian Orthodox
monasteries and churches. "Our Church is prepared for dialogue
regarding common life which will be based on honesty and respect for
others. However, as long as this hypocritical behavior by some Albanian
leaders continues it will be very difficult to resume previous dialogue,"
concluded Bishop Artemije of Raska and Prizren.
DIOCESE OF RASKA AND
PRIZREN SENDS LETTER TO ITALIAN, FRENCH AND RUSSIAN EMBASSIES IN BELGRADE
REGARDING DESECRATED CEMETERY IN PEC
Church is alarmed by the continuation of vandalism against Christian
ERP KIM Info Service
Gracanica, March 8, 2003
Bishop Artemije of Raska and Prizren directed a letter to
the ambassadors of Italy, France and Russia in Belgrade regarding the
catastrophic situation at the Pec Orthodox cemetery, especially in
connection with the foreign soldiers' cemetery which local Albanians have
completely covered in refuse and garbage, transforming it into a garbage
dump. In the letter the embassies are asked to support the initiative of
the Diocese of Raska and Prizren for the city cemetery in Pec, including
the foreign soldiers' cemetery, to be protected from further destruction,
cleaned up and arranged.
"We ask you to use your influence in order to convince the
representatives of the Albanian municipal government to support this
initiative and to thus demonstrate a minimum of good will and respect at
least toward the deceased. This initiative is expected to expand to
include all other cemeteries and cultural and historical monuments which
have been exposed to unprecedented vandalism despite the presence of UNMIK
and KFOR forces. In this way you will make a great contribution to the
process of stabilizing the situation in Kosovo and Metohija and make it
possible for the remaining Orthodox churches and cemeteries not to be
abandoned to complete destruction by Albanian extremists," concludes
Bishop Artemije in his letter.
We enclose the complete text of
the letter sent to the ambassadors of Italy, France and Russia:
ORTHODOX BISHOP OF RASKA-PRIZREN AND
Gracanica Monastery, March 4, 2003
I would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with the alarming
situation at the Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Pec, Kosovo and Metohija.
You are probably aware that during the past three years, since the end of
the war, Albanian extremists have destroyed and damaged over 100 Orthodox
churches and dozens of Serb cemeteries throughout Kosovo and Metohija.
Among the desecrated cemeteries is the Pec Orthodox cemetery which has
existed since 1912. Representatives of our Church have visited this
cemetery on several occasions and seen for themselves that the local
Albanians are not only continuing to destroy grave markers and dig up
graves, but also to remove valuable marble plates from the tombs for
resale. We have approached UNMIK and KFOR representatives on numerous
occasions and pointed out the unacceptability of this behavior deserving
of the harshest condemnation as an act of ultimate barbarism.
Unfortunately to date nothing concrete has been done to protect this nor
other endangered cemeteries, and desecration of cemeteries is continuing
unobstructed from day to day.
We decided to address you in writing upon learning that at the Orthodox
cemetery in Pec, on the far side, there is a so-called Foreigners'
Cemetery where approximately ten French soldiers from the First World War,
several members of the Russian White Guard and approximately fifty Italian
soldiers from the Second World War killed by Albanian Ballists following
the capitulation of Italy in 1943, lie buried. This cemetery, which was
well-maintained until 1999, is now covered with tons of garbage and refuse
which local Albanians for the past three years have been determinedly
dumping on the Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Pec and the nearby abandoned
and torched Serb village of Belo Polje. Regretfully, we must state that
the Albanian municipal authorities in Pec are completely aware that the
Serb cemetery and village of Belo Polje (as well as some other nearby
village cemetery) are being used as garbage dumps but such acts of
vandalism are determinedly tolerated and frequently encouraged in order to
prevent the return of expelled Serbs.
As a result, I most sincerely beseech your embassy to support the
initiative of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren for the city cemetery in
Pec, including the foreign soldiers' cemetery, to be protected from
further destruction, cleaned up and arranged. We ask you to use your
influence in order to convince the representatives of the Albanian
municipal government to support this initiative and to thus demonstrate a
minimum of good will and respect at least toward the deceased. This
initiative is expected to expand to include all other cemeteries and
cultural and historical monuments which have been exposed to unprecedented
vandalism despite the presence of UNMIK and KFOR forces. In this way you
will make a great contribution to the process of stabilizing the situation
in Kosovo and Metohija and make it possible for the remaining Orthodox
churches and cemeteries not to be abandoned to complete destruction by
We are attaching a report from the Information Service of the Diocese of
Raska and Prizren further explaining the fate of the Foreigners' Cemetery
and the situation at the Orthodox cemetery in Pec.
In the hope that you will support our initiative, we sincerely thank you
+ Bishop Artemije
SNC: STEINER'S DECISION
YET ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS KOSOVO'S INDEPENDENCE
March 9, 2003
The representatives of the Serbian National Council and the Community of
Serbian Municipalities of Kosovo-Metohija have assessed that UNMIK head
Michael Steiner’s decision to shortly transfer a significant amount of
authority to the Kosovan government is yet another step towards the
province’s independence. With his latest scheme, Steiner has put an end
not only to Serbia’s right to Kosmet but also to the rights of the Serbs
living there, the president of the National Council for northern Kosmet,
Milan Ivanovic, said at a press conference in northern Kosovska Mitrovica.
According to him, the transferring of authority is absolutely unacceptable
for the Serbs, and not in accordance with UN resolution 1244.
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF
THE ARTICLE FROM KOHA DITORE
(geographical names are left as in Albanian text
published in the Pristina daily)
Beware Of Serb Plans To
March 4 (Koha Ditore)
are many reactions in Kosova concerning the latest Serbian movements
inside and outside Kosova (establishment of Municipalities’ Union, and
Djindjic’s initiatives), which aim to establish two ‘entities’ under the
Serbian sovereignty in Kosova.
However, the Albanians should not aside the concrete steps in this
direction, which are more dangerous for Kosova fate than the previous
declarations of Serbian politicians. This has to do with the Serbian
demographic projects, and it is indispensable to prepare effective
counter-measures to defeat this threat.
EXAMPLES OF COLONIZATION AND SERBIAN ETHNIC PROJECTING IN KOSOVA
In Belgrade’s daily newspaper ‘Politika’, issued on 24
February, we can read a story of a Serb family displaced from Ferizaj, for
which Covic’s Coordination Center constructed a house in the Serb village
Kormjan of Dardana (Kamenica) Municipality.
Kormjan is a Serb village in east of Kosova, only 4-5 kilometers away from
the border with Serbia. This is the nearest village to this border (in
fact, with the border with Presheva Valley), out of 50 Serb villages,
‘gathered’ in eastern part of Kosova.
The above-mentioned article in ‘Politika’ is direct confirmation that the
re-establishment of Serbs displaced by ‘Albanian entity’ to design a ‘Serb
entity’ in Kosova, has already started. Instead of returning to their
residence in Ferizaj (which the Serbs consider to belong to the ‘Albanian
entity’ now), this Serb family was placed in the eastern part of Kosova,
which is strategic and very important, and which the Serbs have reserved
it for themselves.
Six months earlier, on 24 August, in the same Belgrade daily newspaper,
there was a story of the Serb village of Ropotova e Madhe (in Dardana
Municipality), where “the houses constructed by Coordinating Center were
blown up”, without mentioning who they were constructed for. In December
last year, there was an article in ‘Politika’ that told of a plan to
construct other new houses in the Serb village Hodefc in the same
municipality this spring. At the end of last year, a new school was
constructed in the Serb village Carefc (this news was published in the web
site of ‘Radio OK’ in Vranje, Serbia). Based on the law, Dardana
Municipality officials should have issued construction permits for these
facilities. However, it is natural that the Serbs would not consider them
These are clear signs that the Serb colonization has already started in
the eastern part of Kosova. In the maps for Kosova cantonization, it is
seen that Serbs see eastern Kosova as a connection between Serbia and the
largest Serb enclave south of Prishtina. There are also plans for Serbian
cantonization of other zones.
In ‘Politika’ of 13 December last year, there was an article that told for
UNMIK plan for the construction of 57 houses for the displaced Serbs of
Mirefc, Merdare, and Livadice villages of Podujevo Municipality.
Podujevo Municipal administrator, Michael Verling, confirmed personally
that these houses were not projected for the Serbs that previously lived
here; but however, these houses will be constructed when they could “match
with the agreeable security conditions.” “Matching with the agreeable
conditions” in practice means, they will be placed near the Serbian
border. If the 57 new Serb houses will be constructed close to the Serbian
border, then Kosova territory will be deprived of that part. The speech of
UNMIK administrator in Podujevo, displays the UNMIK stance (and also the
contradiction of Steiner’s insincere declarations against parallel
institutions), towards Kosova integration and Serbian colonization of
Kosova. It is insanity when Kosova Assembly requests such UNMIK to
undertake measures against the self-announced union of Serb
municipalities, when it is clear that UNMIK has secret agreement with the
This is not the first example that Serbia with international assistance
(KFOR/UNMIK) encroaches Kosova territory in Podujevo Municipality.
In ‘Politika’ of 6 December last year, you can read that Medvedja
Municipality in Serbia (which is led by Serbs), has financed the road
construction between mountain and field villages Sekiraqe / Metergoc and
Serbia. Serbian Construction Company ‘Vranje’ and Czech and Slovak KFOR
battalion conducted the construction. It is unknown whether Podujevo
Municipality officials issued a permit to the Serbian company to conduct
the workings within the municipality territory.
In Belgrade’s daily newspaper ‘Danas’ of 6 January, you can read that the
criteria regulation to allocate the assembled apartments and houses for
refugees and displaced persons, was put in effect.
According to this regulation, not only Kosova Serbs, but the others as
well (Serb refugees from Croatia and Bosnia, and other homeless Serbs as
well), have a possibility to receive the completed apartments and houses,
released on a rent by Belgrade government. This is a legal basis for the
new Serbian colonization of Kosova.
ALBANIANS’ SHORT-TERM RESPONSES AGAINST THIS COLONIZATION
The colonization of eastern part of Kosova, presents a serious threat to
Kosova security and integration, larger than Serbian declarations and
Djindjic’s initiatives. Albanians are wrong if they believe UNMIK will
obstruct this and protect Kosova integrity.
No one will protect Kosova integrity if the Albanians don’t do this. The
spring is coming and the colonization will intensify visibly in the
following weeks and months, and thus it is indispensable to prepare
measures against this.
First, it is necessary for the Albanians to organize strict monitoring of
Serb villages along Serbian borderline, and also of the northern part of
Kosova that is controlled by the Serbs.
The construction of houses and other facilities should be obstructed in
the way that according to the internationals, this should be done in a way
not to result with unneeded victims. All these buildings are Belgrade
properties (that are rented to the colonists) and Albanians have moral
right to destroy them. The same Serbs that come to Kosova as colonists
from Belgrade criminal regime remains, have no right to live in Kosova,
and they present legitimate targets for attacks. Therefore, the residents
of the Serb villages situated for colonization should live in fear while
the human rights of other Serbs will be respected.
The Serb villages along the borderline should disconnect from Serbia,
including the electricity system and telephone services. If these Serb
villages are furnished with power by Kosova (KEK) and phone services, this
presents a step that prevents the colonization in a high level. On the
other side, if they are furnished by Serbia, these connections should be
cut completely. It would be good to destroy the electric and telephone
lines that come from Serbia and are spread in Serb villages.
These are the villages that should be monitored continuously because they
are adequate to become target of Serbian colonization:
Eastern Kosova: (Dardana (Kamenica), Gjilan, Novo Brdo, Prishtina
Municipalities) Mali Krshlanci (small village in south of Hodanoc),
Domoroc, Kormjani I Poshtem, Kormjani I Eperm, Ranillug, Gllogoc, Drenoc,
Tomanc, Panqela Ropotova e Vogel, Ropotova e Madhe, Hodefci, Rajnofc,
Rozhefc, Mozgova, Draganc, Kufca e Eperme, Melci, Shillova, Stanishori,
Koretishta, Strazha, Parallova, Zebnica, Manishnica, Prekovica, Izvor,
Bostani, Trniqevci, Broanaci, Makresh, Jasenovik, Belofc, Tirinca,
Hanofci, Mesina, Businca, Grizima, Boshca, Carefci, Mocari, Strellci,
Konstadinca, Kolloleqi, Carrakofci, Vaganeshi, Novoberda, Berivojca,
Miganofci, Strezofci, Gragjenik, Rahovica, and Klobukar.
Northern Drenica (Skenderaj and Burim Municipalities): Baja, Suhogerlla,
Besides, the whole Kosova-Serbia borderline should be monitored. The
control of Stabllina-Hodanoc area in eastern Kosova is of a big
It is important the Albanians to consist the majority in all mixed
villages in eastern Kosova (Berivojce, Gragjenik, Rahovica, Novoberda,
Mesina, Draganca, Strezoc). This is indispensable, so can these villages
belong to municipalities headed by Albanians when/if the announced
‘decentralization’ starts to apply. Certain things should be done in order
to reach this.
First, it is necessary to obstruct the buying of Albanian property in
these villages by Belgrade. Covic in March last year, announced that they
have plans to buy the Albanians’ property. It is natural that the mixed
villages are main targets for the buyers, sponsored by Belgrade.
Second, the Albanians should accelerate buying Serbs’ property in the
mixed residences (the most important is Berivojce, near Dardana) and
strategic border zones. Differently, the buying of Serbs’ property by
Serbian Coordination Center (SCC) should be stopped.
Belgrade newspaper ‘Politika’ last December, wrote that the SCC bought the
houses for Serbs in Gjilan from a Serb that emigrated in Serbia. Since
Kosova is still in a war with Serbia (since, differently from NATO, Kosova
did not reach any peaceful agreement with Belgrade), each building in
Kosova that is Belgrade’s property, is a legitimate attack target.
Third, all the mixed villages (Berivojce, Rahovica, Gragjenik, Strezofc,
Mesina in Dardana Municipality; Draganica and Parallova in Gjilan;
Novoberda and Kllobokari in Novoberda, Cerkolezi in Burim) and the ones
along the Serbian border (Mucibaba, Zajcec, etc) and in northern Kosova
that are controlled by Serbs, should be resided by Albanians. There will
be no justification if a certain house in the strategic villages along the
Serbian border remains uninhabited. For instance, in the mixed village of
Rahovica alone, in northern part of Dardana, there are 40 uninhabited
houses (Serb and Albanian). The homeless people, banished from their
homes, refugees from north Mitrovica, and other people in need, should be
placed in these villages.
As long as Belgrade wants to have certain strategic points with the
displaced Serbs, at the same time, Kosova institutions as well, should
request to be established in the strategic zones. In crisis situations (as
Kosova is facing now), the placement in these houses does not present only
a shelter function, but it is also important for the protection of the
Shelters in such zones are also natural shield against the penetration of
the enemy. No reasonable government would allow these shields remain empty
in critical times. TMK teams should urgently do the estimation of all
strategic places ( i.e. the mixed villages, and the ones close to zones,
resided and controlled by Serbs) so they can locate all the abandoned
Kosova institutions should then send people in need, to these houses. This
should be an order addressed to the owners to give the uninhabited houses,
since it is a national interest to reside the strategic zones, and if
possible, to give a compensation to the owners.
If the Albanians will not ‘conduct the works’ with these strategic
positions, the Serbs will do this instead. There is a plan for the return
of displaced Serbs in Rahovec, and if this village will be resided only by
Serbs, then it is a real danger that the village will belong to Serbian
administration unit. Albanians should be vigilant and active if they don’t
want to face unpleasant surprises. This spring will be critical for the
obstruction of Serbian colonization plans for Kosova.
Naturally, these are only direct and short-term measures. In a long
perspective, this should be indispensable to ensure the Albanians’
However, it is necessary the Albanians not to hesitate, and lay on UNMIK
and internationals, since no one, except the Albanians themselves, will
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