Sunday, September 10, 2006

Kosovo Serb villagers optimistic about return, coexistence with Albanians

Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive

Ferizaj [Urosevac], 8 September: Serbs from the village of Babush [Babus] in Ferizaj told the Kfor [Kosovo Force] commander, General Roland Kather, that that they are optimistic for their return and establishment of coexistence with Albanians.

They evaluated as successful the project for village reconstruction, which is considered to be the biggest project of this kind in Kosova [Kosovo].

"We are satisfied with the rebuilding of the houses, the project was respected, and we can say that 60 to 70 per cent of us will have better and much modern houses," said Miroslav Prlincevic, a local resident from Babush.

But on behalf of other villagers he called on the opening of a police station in the village, which is to consist of Albanians and Serbs.

"Because it is the first time that Serb population is returning to a Serb village in Kosova," said Prlincevic, hoping that this will be an example to other villages as well.

Kfor Commander Kather has promised the Serbs of Babush that he will make all possible efforts to provide security to them, adding that he is aware of their suffering however they should turn towards the future.

Mayor of Ferizaj, Faik Grainca has presented a plan, according to which the return of Serbs will be completed by November 2006.

Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 8 Sep 06

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