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Osmani: Serbia should accept guilt, apologize and establish justice

Kosovo’s Acting President Vjosa Osmani said that over 13 thousand civilians were killed by Serbia in the recent war in Kosovo, many of whom were children.

Osmani wrote in a Facebook post that beyond the political obligation, as elected representatives of the citizens, it is above all a human and humane obligation to raise this voice for the victims and their families.

“The truth we never get tired of!

Over 13,000 civilians were killed by Serbia in the recent war in Kosovo, many of them children. Over 13 thousand people do not exist today so that we could have more voice so that we can freely raise that voice. Beyond the political obligation, as elected representatives of the citizens, it is above all a human and humane obligation to raise this voice for the victims and their families. Every day, at every place, in front of any party. Because the truth of Kosovo is the truth of pain, sacrifice, loss of loved ones, the truth of mothers who lost their children, the truth of children left without parents, the truth of family members who saw the horror with their own eyes, and they survived to tell about this horror, as Father Zef Pllumi said: “Live to tell me”.

In mass graves in Serbia, parts of the bodies of civilians were found, most of whom were women (including pregnant women) and children, toys, prescriptions, children’s clothes, and other items of our innocent people were found, killed in the cruelest ways just because they were Albanians.

The finding of mortal remains at a location in Raska, Serbia, a few days ago, brings back the attention on the 1643 missing persons, for whom families are still waiting in anguish and for whom even the state of Kosovo does not have information. Serbia wants its exhumation postponed because it wants to continue to cover up the crime. Hiding the facts is a crime in itself, so any delay in this plan is a double crime. Serbia’s genocidal actions in Kosovo have not yet received a response. Accepting guilt, apologizing, and establishing justice are the three prerequisites for stability, good neighborliness, and lasting peace!

Therefore, every rational person in Kosovo should never tire of telling the truth and raising his voice for the people we lost as a result of Serbia’s genocidal policies. We are not tired and we will never get tired of listening to the families of the victims because they tell the truth about Kosovo. But we are tired of irresponsible politicians, who show impatience with the truth and the families of the victims while showing tolerance for Serbia’s denying policies!

For all those who ask ‘What does Kosovo have to offer Serbia as a compromise in dialogue,’ our answer, unanimously, should be: Listen to the stories of the victims’ families. Kosovo has nothing else to offer. Kosovo has given its most precious… Has given its children. This is the truth we will never tire of telling,” Osmani wrote.

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