Kosovo Albanians burned cars and threw rocks at police in the ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica on Sunday and police responded with tear gas, according to Reuters reports. The violence broke out during a protest by several hundred Albanians over the blockage of a bridge between the two sides of the town, a frequent flashpoint between Serbs and Albanians since Kosovo’s 1998-99 war.
Kosovo votes Sunday in snap polls seen as a key test for Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, an ex-guerilla chief who has loomed large over his country's politics since independence six years ago, AFP reports.
According to electoral authorities in Kosovo, the Kosovo Serbs appear to have largely obeyed calls by many of their activists to boycott today’s municipal elections in the breakaway Serbian region. Otherwise, the voting has been smooth and orderly.
A municipal election is taking place in Kosovo on November 3. For the first time since 2008, when the interim Kosovo government unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia, the Serbs of Kosovo are expected to take an active part in the election. Even though during this election people are supposed to choose local authorities, it means a lot to the region and Serb communities as it will confirm Kosovo's status of an independent state and indicate definitive "amputation" of Kosovo Serbs from Serbia. Belgrade is practically giving them out in exchange for negotiations on joining the EU.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has praised the Orthodox Serbs of Kosovo for their courage.
The information war and information operations by the West appear to have been geared up to full capacity in Serbia as the West tries to force the Serbian people into accepting the independence of Kosovo and European Union integration.
On May 10th at 12:44 as many 10,000 Serbs from Kosovo and all over Serbia descended on Republic Square in Belgrade to protest the signing of a treaty with the self-declared independent republic of Kosovo. Amidst the continuing media blackout, which has existed for decades there was little if any news in the world’s media regarding the peaceful demonstration.
A many-thousand-strong meeting against the Serbian government’s policy of setting up warmer relations with the Albanian authorities of Kosovo took place in the centre of Belgrade on Friday.
At the age of 15 on a riverbank he was shot eight times just for being Serbian. He survived and a few days later during the religious holiday of Transfiguration he was out of his coma. But until now he has not received an answer to his question: who shot the children bathing in the river near the Kosovo village of Gorazdevac on August 13, 2003? In his interview to the Voice of Russia Bogdan Bukumiric tells a wonderful story of his rescue.
Kosovo Serbs have announced a large-scale civil disobedience campaign.
The Kosovo Serbs have unblocked the highways leading to the Brnyak and Yarine checkpoints.
Pristina is conducting a policy of apartheid against Kosovo Serbs.
Unknown hoodlums have burned down an Orthodox chapel and vandalized dozens of graves in five Serb cemeteries in Kosovo. Authorities fear that many graves have also been mined.
Serbia, the EU and the breakaway region of Kosovo have agreed on setting up a fund to support the Kosovo Serbs.
According to Kosovo Serb leader Milan Ivanovic, the Kosovo Serbs are going to boycott the border crossings into Serbia proper that are policed by Kosovo officers.
Kosovo Serbs have filed a lawsuit in Serbia’s Constitutional Court urging that the court rule that the Belgrade-Pristina agreement on the joint administration of border checkpoints along the dividing line is illegal. This came in a statement for Russian reporters by the Mayor of the town of Zvecan, Dragisa Milovic.
The division of Kosovo into two parts, a Serbian and Albanian, is the only possible solution that would prove acceptable to all parties, says Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic in a statement.
UNESCO has allocated $2mn worth of funds donated to it by Russia for programmes to rebuild and renovate Serb Orthodox churches and monasteries in Kosovo.
“We have a very big problem – our government, our authority doesn’t even put any protestation, nothing, they talk, they are for the peace, but what kind of peace is it when 60 people are attacked and injured?” Dr. Jovan Deretic, a political science doctor and a member of the Petrovskaya Academy in Saint-Petersburg, the president of the Free Serbia Movement in Serbia, talks about events in Kosovo, Serbia.