January 23, 2023
Members of the special police unit of the so-called Kosovo, ROSU, opened fire today at the checkpoint on the Bistrica Bridge on the KM-Leposavić main road.
They opened fire at a vehicle carrying two Serbs, Petar Petković, director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, stated.
On that occasion, M.D. was wounded, while his co-driver D.S. luckily escaped unhurt, while the entire car was riddled with bullets.
M. D. was shot in the left chest area and has a gunshot wound with which he was transported urgently to the hospital in Kraljevo.
“Members of Kurti’s ROSU special forces opened fire on the Serbian vehicle with Serbian passengers, just because they did not want to allow ROSU to harass them without any basis and reason. Kurti’s ROSU special forces have nothing to look for in the north of Kosovo, as well as at this checkpoint which is illegally built, and from which they harass the Serbian people who pass through every day,” Petković pointed out.
“It is obvious that Kurti does not hesitate to shed Serbian blood, and that is the sole purpose of his squadrons in the north of Kosovo and Metohija,” concluded Petković.
An emergency meeting of the Serbian government was held today, attended by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić.
The main topic of the session is Kosovo and Metohija.
Vučić will address public today at 8 p.m.
Tanjug News Agency
January 23, 2023
The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Petar Petkovic said on Monday Pristina’s special police had fired at a vehicle carrying two Serbs, wounding one of them.
Miljan D, who was driving, is seriously wounded while Dusan S, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, is unharmed, Petkovic said.
The incident, which took place this morning at an illegal Bistrica Bridge checkpoint on the Kosovska Mitrovica-Leposavic trunk road in the north of Kosovo-Metohija, left their vehicle riddled with bullet holes, Petkovic said.
The wounded man has an exit wound through the chest and has urgently been transported to a hospital in Kraljevo, central Serbia.
“(Pristina PM Albin) Kurti’s ROSU special police troops opened bursts of fire at a Serb-owned vehicle and the Serbs who were in it just because they did not want to allow the ROSU police to harass them without any grounds and for no reason whatsoever. Kurti’s special police have no reason to be in the north of Kosovo-Metohija, including at that checkpoint – set up unlawfully and illegally – at which they harass Serb travellers on a daily basis,” Petkovic said.
Since the very beginning of ROSU presence in the north of Kosovo-Metohija, Belgrade has been warning that their only goal is to cause incidents and harass Serbs, which became evident today, Petkovic said.
“Evidently, Kurti stops at nothing to shed Serb blood, and that is the only purpose of the existence of his squadrons in the north of Kosovo-Metohija,” Petkovic concluded.