Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, said today that his government’s priority was to sue Belgrade for genocide, as he said there is no reconciliation without apology and that that would have to be one of the topics of the dialogue.
Addressing the Kosovo parliament in a special session, Kurti also said his government was “well prepared to sue official Belgrade before the International Court of Justice”, but added that that was a long road.
“It’s going to be a long road ahead because we want to make sure we are successful in the process. But we’ve started working in that direction,” Kurti said.
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Kurtti also said that, once the dialogue with the official Belgrade continues, he would demand that the official Belgrade should be held responsible for all the damages that “Kosovo suffered” and that Kosovo would also “seek justice for the victims of sexual violence (during the war).”
“So far, these cases have not been discussed in the dialogue with Serbia. We will do our best to change it because there can be no reconciliation without an apology. There can also be no reconciliation without a proper punishment for war crimes,” Kurti added.
As prime minister, he said, he has an obligation to work to punish alleged war crimes committed by Serb forces during past conflicts.
In his words, “silence and failure to protect is the crime.”
(Vecernje Novosti, 09.03.2020)
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