Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has unveiled a monstrous strategy for quiet ethnic cleansing of Serbs living in Kosovo and Metohija in the shape of a programme for the mass transmigration of the Kosovo Albanians to the areas with the majority Serb population like Gracanica, Klokot and Strpce.
“It is no longer a secret that the only goal of the Kosovo Albanians is to take the north of Kosovo and Metohija. They have done studies for every municipality with the Serb population, stipulating how to quietly throw them out. I also saw the studies for Gracanica, where the Albanians are referred to as the majority. Look at Novo Brdo, for instance! The Albanians have become the majority population here in only a year. Their goals are not a big secret”, the Serbian President said.
The plan that the Kosovo Albanians have is supposed to unfold in several stages. First, the Albanians will settle in the Serb populated areas, mostly to the south of the River Ibar, but will not report to the authorities that they are living there. At a certain point, when they become the majority, they will be given a directive to register their residence with the authorities. This year, this is planned to happen in Klokot, followed by Novo Brdo and Strpce.
In Strpce, for example, a huge Albanian quarter was formed. One of the main methods used in the re-population of the Kosovo Albanians is the purchase of land and the forced change in the ethnic structure, the intimidation of the Serbs living there and creating an environment in which the Serbs cannot survive.
Although unofficial data indicates that there are approximately 25,000 Serbs and between 800 and 1,000 Albanians living in the municipality of Gracanica (comprising of 18 villages), there is a reasonable fear that this population ratio will change. The Albanian population is growing, although this is not officially corroborated. Since 2008, three Albanian quarters have been built in the centre of Gracanica with most of the Albanian residents having IDs that show that their official residence is in Pristina.
The Pristina scenario is a direct blow to the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO), because it includes the municipalities with the majority Serb population. The Albanians have been postponing the implementation of this strategy for five years which is why the Serb’s representatives in Kosovo and Metohija announced last week the possibility of forming the Community of Serb Municipalities on their own.
According to Vucic’s assessment, that will not happen until 20th April providing that the official Pristina demonstrate that it did not lie in the last six days when it spoke about its intentions of forming the Community and the Serbs directly talking to the Kosovo Albanians about it. If the Albanians fail to fulfill their obligations, Vucic warns, the Serbs must do what is beneficial for their people and respect the Brussels agreement, unlike the Albanians and their mentors.
“As a prerequisite for Kosovo being approved visa liberalization, the EU could have used the ZSO, but it did not do so. After the meeting in Brussels where he had been clearly told that the ZSO had to be formed, Thaci proceeded to perform the criminal acts in the north”, Vucic added.
(Vecernje Novosti, 31.03.2018)