The “government” of the so-called “prime minister” of unrecognized Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has banned the importation of Serbian goods into the province. After dismantling the last institutions of power in Belgrade, Albanians took over the economic sector. The hybrid “ethnic cleansing” of the Serbian presence in the province could turn into a real humanitarian crisis for the region.
It all started on June 14. Serbian goods stopped entering the territory of Kosovo and Metohija from central Serbia because of Pristina’s unilateral ban. Formally, the reason was the detention of three officers of the “Kosovo police” by the special forces of the Serbian Interior Ministry, who, for reasons that are not clear to the end, were outside their “jurisdiction”. Only the first two weeks of the “embargo” caused damage to the Serbian economy for more than 70 million euros.
The ban has left northern Kosovo without supplies of medicine, food and press. Dr. Zlatan Elek, director of the Clinical Hospital Center Kosovska Mitrovica, said the predominantly Serbian-populated north of Kosovo and Metohija is one step away from a humanitarian catastrophe. The hospital pharmacy of the KBC is empty, lacking oxygen, solutions and medical supplies. The KBC in Kosovska Mitrovica is the largest medical facility in northern Kosovo and Metohija, treating not only 90% of Serbs, but also a small number of Albanians, whom the “authorities” in Pristina also do not care about.
The situation is similar with Serbian goods, which have given way on the shelves to goods from Northern Macedonia, Croatia and even Bulgaria, Romania or Montenegro, causing prices to rise by 20-25%. With such provocations, Pristina continues to terrorize the population in order to expel Serbs from their land. Aleksandar Vucic has repeatedly referred to the Kurti policy as “quiet ethnic cleansing.” Although they are “soft” in nature (compared to the horrors for which that grim definition has become famous), their goal is clear. By getting rid of all Serbian trappings, and then the Serbs themselves, Pristina is trying to cut off future opportunities for Belgrade to regain control of the province’s lands. First power institutions were dismantled, now Serbs are forbidden to eat Serbian-produced food or even read newspapers in their native language. Some analysts predict that at some point the churches and monasteries of Kosovo and Metohija may be taken over by the Albanian Orthodox Church. This is a likely scenario if the project of “Greater Albania” is realized. And the contours of the new state are becoming increasingly clear, as exemplified by the recent scandalous visit of Albin Kurti to Northern Macedonia. The leader of the Kosovo separatists was introduced to the public by the mayor of the local town of Tetovo as “the prime minister of all Albanians”. Apparently, Kurti’s tribesmen in Macedonia are waiting for the moment to repeat the Kosovo scenario on the territory of another state. Meanwhile, Kosovo is an outpost of the idea of “Greater Albania” on the eve of its official proclamation. And the United States, pretending to be the guarantor of rights and freedoms on the entire planet, prefers not to notice the humanitarian catastrophe created by their terrorist mentee Kurti.