Excerpt from report by Radio-Television Kosovo TV on 20 December
[Announcer] The Serbian government is holding displaced persons from Kosovo as hostages for their own political aims. They have to understand that the problem lies with Belgrade, [Kosovo] Minister of Local Government Lutfi Haziri has said.
[Reporter] The Belgrade authorities' unwillingness to cooperate with Pristina is the main problem in the return of displaced Serbs to Kosovo, Minister of Local Government Lutfi Haziri said. He added that for the Kosovo government, every act that hinders the sustainable return must be condemned and is unacceptable. There can be no collective return which is politicized, as demanded by the government in Serbia.
[Minister of Local Government Lutfi Haziri] The persistent actions that have been going on for the past few months have shown that they [Serbian government] have moved backwards, that there is hesitation and there is no readiness for cooperation. [Passage omitted]
[Reporter] During his [Haziri's] visits to Podgorica and Skopje the governments there showed a readiness to cooperate on this issue. According to government data, 60,000 displaced persons live in Serbia who have expressed their readiness to return to Kosovo
Source: RTK TV, Pristina, in Albanian 1830 gmt 20 Dec 05