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Serbian Church: In Kosovo and Serbia they are trying to portray us as participants in the attack in the north

2023-09-27 18:04:00, Kosova & Bota CNA
Serbian Church: In Kosovo and Serbia they are trying to portray us as
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The Serbian Orthodox Church expressed regret for the Albanians and Serbs who suffered on September 24. She said that she is involved in the attack on the Kosovo Police in Banjska of Zveçan and condemned those who try to portray her as guilty.

"Regrettably, however, we emphasize that many in Pristina in the world, but what is even more tragic, in Belgrade, from different ideological poles, without choosing means, are trying to portray the Serbian Orthodox Church as a participant, even guilty of conflicts and tragic events. The goal of those who at any cost want to involve the Church in the tragic conflicts is for the Serbian Church and its believers to disappear from 'Kosovo and Metohija'", said the Church's reaction on September 27.

This church also said that it has always advocated and continues to advocate that "misunderstandings in 'Kosovo and Metohija' be resolved peacefully" through dialogue.

What happened in the north on September 24?

Kosovo police were attacked by a masked and armed group as law enforcement tried to remove barricades that had been set up on a road in the village of Banjské i Zveçani - one of four municipalities in the north, inhabited by a majority of Serbs.

The armed group then took refuge in the Banjska monastery, from where they clashed with the police throughout Sunday.

The police and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhelal Sveçla, have said that the leader and participant of this attack was Millan Radoicic, vice president of the Serbian List - the main party of the Serbs in Kosovo that enjoys the support of official Belgrade.

Regarding the participation of Radoicic - who is under American sanctions and wanted in Kosovo for intimidating witnesses in the court case known as Brezovica - Sweden has also published a video recorded with a drone, which it said shows the official of the Serbian List in Banjska.

Currently, four people are arrested for the events in Banjska, as the Police exhibited on September 25 weapons and other equipment that they said were confiscated in this village.

Kosovo has made Serbia responsible for the attack, while Belgrade officially blames the Kosovo Serbs.

The United States and the European Union have strongly condemned the attack and demanded that those responsible face justice./ REL

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