Thursday, April 27, 2006

First group of Kosovo Serb returnees arrives in Istok

Text of report in English by Belgrade-based Radio B92 text website on 27 April

Istok, 27 April: The first group of Serbian returnees has been accommodated at the refugee centre in the Ljug community in Istok. They will be staying at the centre until their homes are renovated.

A group of 11 family heads, after obstruction by the local Albanian government, visited Gorioc monastery, and expressed their wish to stay in Kosovo and begin reconstruction of their homes in accordance with the return project approved by UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo], says a statement from the Coordination Centre for Kosovo-Metohija.

The Red Cross and the Coordination Centre for Kosovo-Metohija have supplied the centre in Ljug with food and personal hygiene supplies, as well as a makeshift outdoor bathroom and basic household utilities.

The reconstruction of 50 Serbian homes is planned in Istok and will be implemented according to a plan signed in February by the Serbian returnees and the German construction firm THW.

Source: Radio B92 text website, Belgrade, in English 0859 gmt 27 Apr 06

3 comments:

cvijus said...

Let's see how long will they be able to stay there.

Anonymous said...

You know they will be expelled eventually-that is just what Ceku's record indicates will happen.

cvijus said...

Ceku is just by "reaching his hand" to the Serbs trying to get some points in the international community and as soon as he reaches his goals...it wouldn't suprise me if another March '04 occurs again, which means that these Serbs that returned to Istok most probably returned for nothing.