Memorandum submitted by Serbian Information
We at the Serbian Information Centre are following
closely the latest developments in the Serbian province of Kosovo
and Metohija. We wish to state that in all this time the UN resolution
1224 has not been even partially implemented. For example:
1. The International border between Kosovo
and Metohija has not been secured.
2. An effective judicial system has not
3. The personal security of Serbian or any
other minority national is not guaranteed. Their freedom of movement
is almost non-existent. They live as house prisoners and can only
travel under the protection of KFOR personnel.
4. The return of Serbian or any other national
minority population who were forced out of Kosovo and Metohija
has not been, even partially achieved.
5. The continuing education, healthcare
and employment for the Serbian or any other national minority
population is non-existent outside the enclaves of Gracanica,
North Mitrovica etc.
6. Disarmament of the KLA has been partially
completed if at all.
7. Armed Albanian terrorists are crossing
from Kosovo and Metohija into the Presevo Valley buffer zone where
they are committing acts of terrorism, ie killing police personnel,
attacking villages, kidnapping citizens, putting up road blocks
and creating more refugees among both the Serb and the Ethnic
Albanians in that area.
1. The Kumanovo agreement is revised as
a matter of urgency.
2. KFOR should establish a new buffer zone
of say 2.5 Kilometres inside the Serbian territory and 2.5 Kiolometres
inside the Serbian territory of Kosovo and Metohija instead of
the present 5 Kilometres within the territory of the republic
of Serbia. The two zones within that new corridor should be controlled
by KFOR on one side and by an adequately armed Serbian police
force. No other armed group should be allowed within that corridor.
3. There shall be no negotiations with any
terrorist group. There shall be no discussion with such group
except that they shall be made aware that they are to immediately
leave the area, that they immediately disarm and that all those
responsible for crimes are treated as criminals and brought to
We have noted you intent to visit "the
region" in February. If "the region" includes Bujanovac,
Presevo and Vranje please let us know as we may have some contact
names of people living there who are directly involved and affected
by the present troubles there.