Office for KiM condemns decision of Kosovo police
BELGRADE - The Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) condemned the decision of the Kosovo Police Service and Pristina institutions to ban around 120 Kosovo Serbs from visiting the graves of their loved ones on Saturday to mark the Orthodox All Souls' Day.
According to the release, the movement of Serbs in KiM is being restricted for the umpteenth time in years and they are banned from visiting their homes and cemeteries.
Once again, Serbs will not be allowed to pray in the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary in Djakovica and visit the four nuns as the only remaining Serb citizens in the city in south-west KiM where 12,000 Serbs lived before the 1999 conflicts, just as they were prevented from doing so on Christmas Eve and Day, states the release.
The Office called on the international community to react and create conditions for free and safe movement of Serbs and all KiM citizens.
“Today, Serbs are the only nation in Europe which cannot visit their churches and the graves of their deceased. Until this has been brought to an end, there will be no conditions in Kosovo for co-existence and reconciliation which are the goals backed by the Serbian government,” states the release.