We will give our best to find all the missing persons, they have not disappeared as long as we mention them, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during a visit to the Association of Families of Kidnapped and Missing Persons in Kosovo and Metohija, reprted Serbian media. He left this message in a memorial book of the Association.
Vucic told the families of people missing in Kosovo that no definitive list of missing persons has been compiled yet.
“Unfortunately, our state did not investigate everything that happened in 1999 or after the year 2000 and we still have no official list of people killed and missing in Kosovo but we believe we will complete that difficult job,” he said during a visit to the offices of the Association.
President of Serbia welcomed the fact that the remains of seven Kosovo Serbs had been found in the Djakovica area, adding that the fates of another 570 missing Serbs and non-Albanians have to be found as well as those of missing Albanians.
Vucic also said that the state will try to invest as much as possible in Kosovo, in order for the Serbian people to stay and survive in Kosovo.
One member of the association thanked the President for his visit and asked him to do everything possible for the young people to stay in Kosovo.
She is, as she claims, member of the Association from day one, residing in Babin most, working in Priluzje.
Three members of her family got abducted.
“There are many young people, and I am talking about my son and other young people who cannot find a job. We want to ask you to do something for these young people. My son went to Norway to work as a lumberjack, although he has graduated on the Faculty of Economy and acquired bachelor’s degree. We need to do something for them to stay on Kosovo and Metohija”, she asked Vucic.
When talking to Serbs from Kosovo, he said that Belgrade had always tried to bring Priluzje, which is part of the Vucitrn municipality, and Babin Most into one municipality, but that the Albanians had broken the agreement and did not allow it.
“They did not want to accept, because they knew it was a way to extinguish the population. Anything we can do in Babin Most to help, we will do, especially because it is separated and it is in an important place for us,” said Vucic.
Speaking to a woman from Lapovo who complained about difficult living conditions, Vucic said that the state would do its utmost to help with existential issues and that it would take care to help as much as it could.
He said that Albanians were often reluctant to help Serbs, citing the construction of a new school in Babin Most, stopped by Mayor of Obilic.
“But nobody cares in the international community,” Vucic said.