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Visoki Dečani Monastery: Inter-ethnic relations in Kosovo have never been worse in the last 23 years

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Today, a voice of concern came from the Visoki Dečani monastery that inter-ethnic relations in Kosovo have never been worse in the last 23 years because "the Kosovo government demonstrates its unwillingness to preserve peace and respect rights of the Kosovo Serbs".


On the Twitter account of the Visoki Dečani monastery (@DecaniMonastery), it was announced that an armed action of the Kosovo police could easily have caused massive ethnic Albanian riots, as was the case on March 17, 2004, when 30 Serbian churches were burned down in two days.



"Last night, many Kosovo Serbs, monks and nuns in our monasteries prayed for peace because of a possible armed action by the Kosovo police, as well as riots by Kosovo Albanians”. In the pogrom of 2004, Albanian extremists burned 30 Serbian churches in two days. Peace must be preserved", is the message from the Serbian monastery on Twitter, with the statement that the institutions in Priština continue with the policy of threats and discrimination against Serbs in Kosovo.



In particular, it is pointed out that the vandalism of the Serbian Orthodox churches, disrespect for court decisions and the rule of law, and unwillingness to negotiate with Belgrade the special protection of Kosovo Serbs, are proofs that the government of Kosovo* wants to continue with the policy of threats and discrimination.



"Inter-ethnic relations in Kosovo have never been worse in the last 23 years due to the provocative behavior of the Kosovo Albanian authorities. This can lead to direct confrontation and the complete collapse of the international Kosovo peacekeeping mission. “This is the last thing anyone needs at this moment," is the message from Visoki Dečani monastery.

Read the Monastery Tweet thread

https://twitter.com/decanimonastery/status/1554038943532077056?s=21&t=M4qD_tOXlrDOXUo__2f5vA

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