Appeal for peace

Deeply concerned about the repressive and aggressive measures taken by the Government of
Kosovo and the behavior of special police forces in the north of Kosovo that has the potential
to escalate to unfathomable consequences for citizens’ peace and security, and to destroy
long-term prospects for reconciliation and co-existence between Albanians and Serbs in this
Condemning all forms of violence committed against citizens, journalists and members of
security forces over the course of recent events, and underlining that political problems
cannot and must not be solved through police actions but rather through constructive means
and at the dialogue table;
Having in mind lessons learned from history that an institutional apparatus under the control
of a single ethnic community cannot and must not govern the lives of other ethnic groups,
because democracy in post-conflict and multi-ethnic societies demands a just division of
power and competencies, as well as the respect of human rights and freedoms. It certainly
does not entail aggressive behavior by security structures and public bodies controlled by the
majority community towards ethnic minorities;
Underlining that co-existence between Albanians and Serbs can be built solely upon a
foundation of trust and mutual respect, and not by repression, violence and dehumanization,
to which the Serb community is subjected to on a daily basis, starting from statements made
by high-ranking officials down to media reporting and negative social media campaigns;
Calling attention to the fact that Serbs in Kosovo, both as a community as well as its members,
are daily exposed to attempts at delegitimization, dehumanization, finger-pointing, and
criminalization. This occurs both during government officials’ public appearances as well
during meetings with international representatives, where the legitimate stances of the
Kosovo Serb community are presented as being instrumentalized by the Government of
Serbia, thereby attempting to discredit them in the eyes of international partners and the
Stressing that democracy is not built with elections held in mobile containers, or with those
who hold public office yet have no popular legitimacy, but nevertheless intend to govern
citizens belonging to other ethnic communities, with the power of the gun and police
Underscoring that good governance and rule of law are not one in the same; while rule of law
can be addressed by artificial intelligence, good governance is far more complex and delicate
process that requires a talent for leadership;
Having in mind that the Government of Kosovo and its institutions violate the constitutionally
guaranteed rights of the Serb community on a daily basis, fail to implement decisions handed
down by the Constitutional Court, or fulfill its obligations undertaken during the dialogue
process with Serbia;
Reaffirming not only our commitment to lead a dignified life in this area, to co-existence and
mutual respect with Albanians and other ethnic communities, but also in our pride in
ourselves, our history, our church, and cultural and religious heritage;
Wanting to believe in the sincerity of the statements made by representatives of the
international community, especially those from the European Union and the Quint when they
emphasize their support for multi-ethnicity and peaceful co-existence between ethnic
communities in Kosovo;
We, the undersigned, members of the Serb community from all regions of Kosovo, are united
in the demands that we are delivering to representatives of the European Union, United States
of America, Germany, France, Italy, and Great Britain. We are directing our demands to them
because we believe that they are the only actors that are capable of maintaining peace in
Kosovo, and in applying pressure to the Government of Albin Kurti to carry out the measures
outlined below, which are necessary for ensuring peace and creating the conditions for the
implementation of the recently reached Agreement on Normalization:
• The withdrawal of all special police units from the north of Kosovo since their presence
is in violation of Articles 128 and 61 of the Constitution of Kosovo and Article 9 of the
Brussels Agreement signed in 2013. The behavior of the police generates fear and
disturbance among the local population. The absence of an adequate reaction to their
deployment in the north at violently and unjustifiably confiscated land, conveyed a
negative message that the militarization of this area is allowed.
• For the political representatives of Kosovo Albanians, who have no democratic
legitimacy to represent local communities here, to leave municipal and other public
buildings in administrative centers in the north of Kosovo. Furthermore, we demand
that current employees of local administrations be allowed unhindered access to their
offices until the holding of new elections.
• For the deployment of KFOR and EULEX units in the north of Kosovo in the goal of
maintaining peace until the unconditional return of local Serbs to the police, which
must also include strong guarantees forthe respect of the Regional Police Directorate’s
-North unique competencies which are defined by the Brussels Agreement, and which
have been eroded by decisions issued by the Government of Kosovo starting from the
end of 2021;
• The implementation of Article 7 of the Agreement on Normalization that guarantees
the right to self-management of Serb communities in Kosovo and that formalizes the
status of the Serbian Orthodox Church;
• The formation of the Association of Serb-Majority Municipalities in accordance with
the Brussels Agreement signed in 2013 and the Basic Principles for the formation of
Association of Serb-Majority Municipalities in 2015;
• After adapting the legal framework for the formation of the Association, the holding
of democratic elections in municipalities in northern Kosovo and the establishment of
conditions for the unhindered and unconditional return of Serbs to institutions;
• The implementation of the decision reached by the Constitutional Court in May of
2016 confirming the Visoki Dečani Monastery’s ownership of 24 hectares of land;
• The resolution of all cases of attacks against Serbs and their property, including the
illegal expropriation of land and recent incidents during which firearms were used by
members of Kosovo’s security forces, as well as the strengthening of security measures
in Serb-inhabited areas in Kosovo;
• A stop to the demonization of the Serb community during public appearances by the
President of Kosovo, Prime minister of Kosovo, and other high-ranking government
officials from the Albanian community.
Those countries that have recognized Kosovo on the promise that they would work to build a
multi-ethnic and democratic society and have spent years fostering the affirmation of its
independence, have a historical and moral obligation towards the Serbs who live there. Our
future depends on your resolve, and keeping peace in Kosovo depends on the swiftness of
your actions. History will remember the course that you will now follow. We ask that you be
accountable and faithful to democratic values in the diverse, multi-ethnic societies on which
western civilization rests.
Name and Surname/ Institution, organization, or profession/ Location
1. Dragiša Mijačić / InTER / Zubin Potok
2. Jovana Radosavljević / New Social Initiative / Leposavić
3. Milica Andrić Rakić / New Social Initiative / Zubin Potok
4. Miodrag Milićević / Aktiv / North Mitrovica
5. Dušan Radaković / ACDC / North Mitrovica
6. Miroslav Ivanović / retired judge / North Mitrovica
7. Nenad Todorović/ theatre director / North Mitrovica
8. Ljubomir Pantović / lawyer / North Mitrovica
9. Professor Nebojša R. Mitić PhD / professor at the Medical Faculty of UP / North
10. Dejan Vasić / lawyer / North Mitrovica
11. Professor Biljana Jaredić PhD / Zvečan
12. Momčilo Trajković / president of the Serbian National Forum / Gračanica
13. Prim. dr Zvonko Radosavljević /head of surgery University hospital of North Mitrovica/
14. Professor Igor Damjanović PhD / drama professor, Faculty of Arts of UP / Beograd,
15. Aleksandar Arsenijević / president of Civc Initiative Serbian survival / Zvečan
16. Radmila Kapetanovic / Kolo srpskih sestara / Zubin Potok
17. Jasmina Živković Jovanović / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/
18. Goran Avramović / editor RTV Kim / Gračanica
19. Predrag Miljković / lawyer / North Mitrovica
20. Zorica Vorgučić / editor RTV Kim / Gračanica
21. Darko Dimitrijević / editor Radija Goraždevac / Goraždevac
22. Anđelka Ćup / journalist / Gračanica
23. Ivan Nikolić / CSD / Gračanica
24. Ružica Simić / Womens’ Right / North Mitrovica
25. Marko Jakšić / Bachelor of Law and political activist / North Mitrovica
26. Saša Lazarević Kudra / vocal soloist / Zubin Potok
27. Ana Marija Ivković / journalist Alternativna / Zvečan
28. Miloš Subotić / Bachelor of Law / North Mitrovica
29. Stefan Veljković / social and political activist / North Mitrovica
30. Marko Milenković / New Social Initiative / Leposavić
31. Ivan Vučković / journalist / Leposavić
32. Stefan Kalaba / forestry engeneer / Zvečan
33. Nenad Maksimović / Center for Peace and Tolerance / Gračanica
34. Aleksandar Rapajić / Nansen Dialogue / Severna Mitrovica
35. Rajko Jovanović / Center for Social Dialogue / Gračanica
36. Aleksandar Velić / Center for Social Dialogue / Gračanica
37. Vladimir Radosavljević / professor / Leposavić
38. Milan Dobrić / graphic designer / North Mitrovica
39. Danilo Đurić / climbing instructor / Osojane
40. Jelena Jevremović / professor / Leposavić
41. Bojana Manitašević / Center for Social Dialogue / Gračanica
42. Nevena Radosavljević / peace activist and researcher / Leposavić
43. Suzana Vukašinović / financial manager / Laplje Selo
44. Mladena Vukašinović / Laplje Selo
45. Veljko Samardžić / Center for Social Initiatives / Peć
46. Biljana Stanković / Laplje Selo
47. Aleksandar Tanasković / Eco Lepo / Leposavić
48. Vladan Pavić / master of tone National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica/ North
49. Vladislav Đerković / administration of National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica/
50. Isidora Todorović / student of world literature / North Mitrovica
51. Nebojša Đorđević / actor at National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica / Valjevo,
52. Ivana Simić /organizer National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica/ Beograd, displaced
53. Verica Nešović / Bachelor of Economics / Leposavić
54. Verka Jovanović / private sector / Leposavić
55. Slobodan Pejanović / Master of History / Leposavić
56. Gordana Đorić / Association of women entrepreneurs Avenija / Gračanica
57. Anđela Milosavljević / Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science / Leposavić
58. Ivan Milosavljević / Bachelor of Information Sciences / Leposavić
59. Nenad Jovanović / entrepreneur/ Leposavić
60. Srđan Simonović / Humani Centar Mitrovica / North Mitrovica
61. Veroljub Petronić / Humani Centar Mitrovica / North Mitrovica
62. Dejan Nedeljković / NGO Green heart / North Mitrovica
63. Miodrag Andrić / retired organizational engineer / Zubin Potok
64. Vesna Jovanović / professor of Serbian language and literature/ Parteš
65. Ružica Lukić / retired teacher / Parteš
66. Dobrivoje Jovanović / retired teacher / Parteš
67. Oliver Vujović / Forum for cooperation and multiethnic society / Gračanica
68. Milivoje Raičević / Master of Public Administation / North Mitrovica
69. Nikola Todić / New Social Initiative/ Leposavić
70. Slobodan Stošić / ACDC / North Mitrovica
71. Vladan Trifić / Institute for public research / Gračanica
72. Ivana Milosavljević / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/ Štrpce
73. Jovana Cvetnić / graduated journalist / Zubin Potok
74. Saša ilić / Center for Peace and Tolerance / Gračanica
75. Nemanja Nestorović / professor of English Language and literature / North Mitrovica
76. Ivan Stojkovic / organizer National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica / Gračanica
77. Slađana Kostić / Bachelor of Economics / Zubin Potok
78. Uroš Branović / entrepreneur / Leposavić
79. Igor Dašić / social worker / Zvečan
80. Olivera Manojlović / professor of the Serbian language / Zubin Potok
81. Marko Radojević / Biology professor / Zubin Potok
82. Časlav Tomović / technology engineer / Velji Breg, Zubin Potok
83. Boban Petrović / professor / Gračanica
84. Milena Kasalović / professor of the Serbian language / Zubin Potok
85. Oliver Vezmar / Electrical Engineer / Zubin Potok
86. Ljubiša Mijačić / architect engineer / Zubin Potok
87. Bojana Vukadinovic / Master of Psychology / North Mitrovica
88. Nemanja Jovanović / IT professor / Zubin Potok
89. Nataša Trifunović / architect engineer / Zubin Potok
90. Dragana Dobrosavljević / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/
91. Martin Aleksić / professor of mathematics / Zubin Potok
92. Dušan Bazović / student of medicine / North Mitrovica
93. Zoran Milić / professor of mathematics / Zubin Potok
94. Nikola Spasojević / professor of mathematics / Zubin Potok
95. Sanja Krtinić / civic activist, pegagoue / North Mitrovica
96. Bojana Miletić / professor of biology / Zubin Potok
97. Sonja Božović / professor of Serbian lanugage / Zubin Potok
98. Danijela Milosavljević / professor of Serbian lanugage / North Mitrovica
99. Radosava Đorđević / chemistry professor / Zubin Potok
100. Dragica Popović / doctor of medicine / North Mitrovica
101. Dragica Tomović / professor of sociology / Zubin Potok
102. Slađana Vulović / professor / Zubin Potok
103. Nataša Bjelica / professor of English language and literature / North Mitrovica
104. Aleksandra Savić / professor of Geography / Zubin Potok
105. Zlatko Stojanović / Laplje Selo
106. Miljan Božović / Bachelor of Economics / Zubin Potok
107. Miloš Mitrović / professor of the French language / Zubin Potok
108. Marija Trikoš / professor of Geography / North Mitrovica
109. Sanja Sovrlić / journalist / Leposavić
110. Nedeljko Mijačić / retired / Zubin Potok
111. Vasilije Marković / retired Electrical Engineer / Zubin Potok
112. Slađana Vukašinović / Laplje Selo
113. Đorđe Jelić / elektrotehničar računara / Zubin Potok
114. Aleksandar Arsić / Electrical Engineer / North Mitrovica
115. Dragiša Kostić / InTER / Zubin Potok
116. Ana Ćup Marković / journalist Gračanica Online and Prva TV / Gračanica
117. Bojan Milosavljević / Action for Social and Economic Development / Leposavić
118. Branislav Vasović / Youth Cultural Center / Leposavić
119. Mirjana Obradović / retired / Zubin Potok
120. Jelena Prica / tax administration worker / North Mitrovica
121. Milica Prica / philologist and designer / North Mitrovica
122. Marija Simunović / Agricultural Engineer / Zubin Potok
123. Anastasija Rakić / Agricultural Engineer / Zubin Potok
124. Vasiljka Voinović / Svet anđela / North Mitrovica
125. Marija Milenković / InTER / Zubin Potok
126. Katarina Milosavljević / student / Veliko Rudare, Zvečan
127. Aleksandra Fićović / student / Veliko Rudare, Zvečan
128. Dobrinka Obradović / Constrruction Technician / Zubin Potok
129. Mišel Koneski / Master of International Management/ Leposavić
130. Milica Milenković / Construction Engineer / Zubin Potok
131. Saša Jovanović / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/
132. Verica Mijačić / professor of civic education / Zubin Potok
133. Milica Marković / Biology professor / Zubin Potok
134. Zorica Stanković / housekeeper / Parteš
135. Dragana Vićentijević / Professor of Chemistry / Zubin Potok
136. Andrijana Vlašković / Bachelor of Economics / Zubin Potok
137. Snežana Perić Bogdanović / Project Coordinator / Gračanica
138. Aleksandar Ratković / Architectural Engineer / North Mitrovica
139. Danilo Radović / specialist professional engineer of informatics and computer
science / North Mitrovica
140. Mirjana Bojović / Bachelor of Law / North Mitrovica
141. Radoljub Jakšić / Plant Electrician / Zubin Potok
142. Milena Dabetić / psycologyst, European Certificate of Psychotherapy / North
143. Nikolina Klajić / student of Political Sciences / North Mitrovica
144. Marina Milentijević / student of journnalism/ Zvečan
145. Vladislav Ćup /media worker / Grčanica
146. Milena Maksimović / media worker / Radevo
147. Miladin Kostić / retired / Zubin Potok
148. Dimitrije Mirković / media worker / Laplje Selo
149. Zorica Obradović / student / Zubin Potok
150. Nikola Milosavljević / media worker / Gračanica
151. Nenad Cvetnić / Medical Technician / Zubin Potok
152. Božidarka Živković / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/
153. Dragan Pešaković / Construction Engineer / Leposavic
154. Sunčica Andrejević / photo reporter Alternativna / Ugljare – Kosovo Polje
155. Marina Božović / professor of Geography / Zubin Potok
156. Vlado Vukomanović / Econimic Technician / Zubin Potok
157. Nemanja Božović / Bachelor of Pedagogy / North Mitrovica
158. Vesna Kostić / kindergarten teacher, pedagogue / Zubin Potok
159. Violeta Marinković / Bachelor of Economy / Zubin Potok
160. Nemanja Obradović / engineer of electrical engineering and computing /
Zubin Potok

Izvor :
Medija centar Čaglavica