The Diocese of Raska and Prizren calls for peace and restraint
On the occasion of Kosovo Police action in the north of Kosovo and Metohija this morning, during which violence was used against Serbian citizens, the Diocese of Raška and Prizren expresses the greatest concern and calls for calming down the situation. According to the information from the hospital from North Mitrovica, at least one person of Serbian nationality was wounded by a firearm by the police, while the media report that the number of injured is higher.
The use of force by the Albanian Kosovo Police, especially firearms, represents an open act of aggression against citizens on ethnic grounds and threatens to cause enormous security instability. The Diocese of Raška and Prizren strongly appeals to the police to withdraw immediately because the situation may further escalate. Also, the Diocese appeals to the international forces of KFOR and EULEX to urgently establish peace and order and protect citizens from violent behavior of the police. We call on all citizens to show maximum restraint.
Diocese of Raška and Prizren
13 October 2021