Kosovo “Won’t Forgive Serbia” for Killing Civilians: Parliament Chief


Hundreds of relatives of victims gathered at a memorial to the 54 ethnic Albanian civilians killed by Serbian forces in the village of Poklek to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacre. The head of the Kosovo Assembly, Kadri Veseli, laid flowers at the memorial and lamented that the killers have not been prosecuted. “Many things can be forgotten and forgiven in a human life, but we will never forget Serbia’s massacres in Kosovo. We will never forgive them,” he said.

In a statement to mark the anniversary of the massacre, Kosovo opposition party Vetevendosje (Self-Determination) criticized President Hashim Thaci’s attempts to strike a deal with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic to normalize relations between Belgrade and Pristina.

“While these crimes and lack of justice hurt our hearts each year, the president and [politicians] similar to him still believe that a final agreement with Serbia could be reached without mentioning these crimes. This is inexcusable,” Vetevendosje said in a statement.

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