The house under construction of an Albanian owner in the north of Mitrovica was covered by Serbian and Russian nationalist slogans.
“Russia” is written in large letters and the windows of the house are covered with extremist signs.
The Minister of Interior, Xhelal Svecla, and the Minister of Local Government, Elbert Krasnici, were there. They have stated that they are not afraid of Serbia’s threats and that they will continue to build houses for Albanians in the four northern municipalities, reports The Geopost.
“The houses that are being rebuilt with Albanian owners are littered with extremist slogans that have no place in Kosovo. Any inter-ethnic hate speech, any language that incites violence is reprehensible. The perpetrators will be discovered and brought to justice. As we have already said, there is no place for Serbia and Russia in Kosovo,” said Svecla.
The Minister of Local Government said that the Kosovo government would guarantee citizens the fundamental right to return to their homes, adding that “extremist slogans” showed that Serbia had no interest in normality.
“The right to return to one’s home is a right of every citizen, it is a fundamental right.” The government will guarantee this right. Last year, we started building 40 houses in the four northern municipalities. This graffiti shows that Serbia has no interest in normality and a European orientation. This shows where Serbia is heading. “These do not scare us and we will not stop the construction of houses for all citizens,” said Krasnici.
Meanwhile, a large metal plate with the Serbian flag was removed from the town of Mitrovica today.
This was confirmed by the deputy police director in the north of Mitrovica, Veton Elshani.
“Today, Kosovo Police provided security in the Kroi i Vitaku neighborhood while the Minister of Interior Xhelal Svecla and the Minister of Local Government Elbert Krasnici were visiting,” he said. “During this time, the billboard that was placed on the hill nearby was also removed,” said Elshani.
This billboard has been on this hill for several years and is the second one to be removed by the law enforcement authorities.