At the request of the opposition, a parliamentary debate is underway in the Assembly of Kosovo on the situation after the latest tensions that occurred in the municipalities in the north of Kosovo where the majority Serb population lives, reports Anadolia.
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, addressing the deputies, said that the decision for the new mayors to enter the municipal buildings in the north of the country accompanied by the police was not for political reasons, but for security reasons.
“At this moment, I must point out that the surveillance of new presidents by the security forces is an assessment of the security institutions, which assess the degree of danger, so it is not a political decision, but I, as the prime minister, support it. Then, and today. They correctly assessed the next ones as well. days, it turned out that they judged correctly,” Kurti said.
Kurti said that many called the presence of the police a forcible entry into the municipal building, but there is no need to call it that because that building belongs to Kosovo.
“The police do not forcefully enter their building. The mayor of the municipality does not enter his building by force. It’s his office. I cannot close my eyes when criminal groups of the fascist-paramilitary type threaten the constitutional and legal order of the Republic. I am aware that not everyone who participates in rallies in front of buildings is part of such groups, but, unfortunately, many Serbian citizens are forced to serve as human shields for attacks by such criminal groups due to pressure and threats from official Belgrade,” said Kurti.
He also stated that the Serbian List should bear the consequences for withdrawing from Kosovo institutions and boycotting local elections in four municipalities in the north of Kosovo, not Kosovo.
The president of the opposition Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Memli Krasniqi, criticized Kurti for taking actions in the north, without coordination with international partners.
“For the first time, you put us in a situation where the Secretary of State of the United States publicly condemned us. Not only that, but he is the most important because our relationship with the USA is sacred. We will not allow you to endanger it, because it is sacred,” said Krasniqi.
He asserted that this situation was caused by Kurti’s mistakes, who insisted on reregistration of vehicles from KM to RKS plates, which is why the Serbian representatives left the Kosovo institutions. He also asked where those plates are now.
The president of the opposition Democratic Alliance of Kosovo (LDK) Lumir Abdixhiku emphasized that Kosovo cannot exercise its rights without coordination with its Western allies.
“Not only without allies, but with allies who are clearly against us, our country will probably not establish sovereignty, integrity, or stability. Our country will probably lose both allies and sovereignty, and Albin Kurti is sending us this way today, and without allies and without sovereignty,” Abdixhiku said.
The President of the opposition Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), Ramush Haradinaj, asked the deputies to launch an initiative for a vote of no confidence in the Government of Kosovo.
“Who benefits from this besides Putin, Russia, Serbia wins. For this reason, I am asking you to go to a vote of no confidence and stop this,” Haradinaj said during his speech.
At the beginning of November last year, the Serbian list left all Kosovo institutions in the north of Kosovo due to the decision of the Government of Kosovo on the mandatory re-registration of vehicles from old Serbian to RKS plates, and as a result, extraordinary elections were called. The Serbian community boycotted those elections, so voter turnout was less than four percent and Albanian candidates were elected mayors.
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