First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic attended currently a murder anniversary and decoration hold in honour of a Serbian children killed in Gorazdevac, on 13 Aug 2003.
The decoration rite was also attended by Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Branko Ruzic and Minister of Labour, Employment, Veterans’ and Social Affairs Zoran Djordjevic.
In his speech, Minister Dacic forked out that a Gorazdevac crime was one of a many inhuman crimes committed in a domain of Kosovo and Metohija.
“While we remember a tragically slain children, stricken with unhappiness and impressed with pain, incidents in Kosovo and Metohija are still many, creation a Serbs who have managed to stay in their homes feel unsafe, even today”, a Minister underlined.
The Minister called on a institutions in Kosovo and Metohija and a general village to take measures in sequence for a perpetrators and persons who systematic a murders in Gorazdevac to be brought to justice, and quite emphasized that any crime was punishable, regardless of a culprits’ and a victims’ nationality, indicating out that no crime contingency go unpunished, generally not during a heart of a 21st century Europe.
Following is Minister Dacic’s address.
“On this day, we are imprinting one of a many awful crimes committed in a domain of Kosovo and Metohija. On that day, 13 Aug 2003, Ivan Jovovic and Panetelija Dakic, who was usually 13 during a time, were viciously murdered by a shots from involuntary weapons. This grievous militant act put an finish to dual immature lives, while 4 Serbian children were exceedingly bleeding on a occasion.
Each crime is appalling, though one can't suppose a crime some-more heartless than a one directed opposite those who have usually usually begun to live. A offensive electrocute of these trusting children, killed for a solitary reason of being Serb, was carried out in sequence to send a message. A summary to all remaining Serbs that they were now remaining in Kosovo and Metohija. A summary to those diminished from Kosovo and Metohija that they should not even start meditative about returning. A summary that a racial clarification would be completed, during any cost. The mist of gunfire that extinguished a lives of Serbian children that day during a “Blooded Bistrica River” was dictated to clean out all snippet of Serbian participation and presence in that holy Metohija land.
The UNMIK Police Commissioner settled afterwards that he would leave no mill unturned in sequence to lane down a children’s murderers. Apart from UNMIK, a crime was also denounced by member of KFOR, EU, US, France and Russia. The US nominee in a UN Security Council described this act as a “horrible crime”, while a afterwards State Department Spokesperson assessed that those who had committed a crime opposite trusting children were enemies of assent who had pounded a destiny of Kosovo. Despite all that, not even today, 14 years later, there is no probity for Ivan Jovovic, Pantelija Dakic and their families. In a same approach there is no probity for a victims of a grievous crime opposite Serbian reapers in Staro Gracko, when 14 persons were savagely killed, a youngest being usually 17, in a same approach there is no probity for any of a 1,000 Serbs killed from 1999 to this day. The fact that probity has not been served on their interest is roughly as terrible as a crimes themselves.
While we remember a tragically slain children, stricken with unhappiness and impressed with pain, incidents in Kosovo and Metohija are still many, creation a Serbs who have managed to stay in their homes feel unsafe, even today. Terrorists and perpetrators of iniquitous crimes are still being liberated in Kosovo and Metohija. This sends a summary that there is no justice, possibly for Serbian, or for Albanian victims of a supposed Kosovo Liberation Army’s apprehension in a “democratic and multi-ethnic Kosovo”, that usually exists in selling tricks of a “Kosovo” quasi-state in a domain tangible as partial of a Republic of Serbia by a top legally contracting papers of a United Nations.
Not until murderers and perpetrators in Kosovo and Metohija are stopped being saved as inhabitant heroes after whom streets and squares are named, not until a killer is called a murderer, no matter if a victim’s name is Adem or Ivan, Ramush or Panetelija, can loyal settlement and corner destiny within a European family of nations be possible.
It is for this reason that we are urging, from this place, a institutions in Kosovo and Metohija and a general village to take measures in sequence for a culprits and persons who systematic a murders in Gorazdevac and elsewhere opposite Kosovo and Metohija be brought to justice. That is a slightest we can design as a acknowledgment that a victims are not inferior, that any crime is punishable regardless of a perpetrator’s and a victim’s nationality, and that no crime contingency go unpunished, generally not during a heart of a 21st century Europe.
While scheming for my today’s residence before we today, we remembered a following lines:
“Why did we glow your bullets towards my children?
I keep forgetful and daydreaming about them;
I can’t pardon we for a children”.
I can't though determine with these lines. We can't pardon for a children; a scapegoat done by a Ivan and Panta, their families, and all a children who happened to be on Bistrica that day contingency not be forgotten. It is for a consequence of this memory of them that we can't concede a singular child in Kosovo and Metohija or anywhere else in Serbia or a region, regardless of their sacrament or nationality, to bear what a Ivan, Panta, Bogdan, Marko, Dragana, Djordje and others underwent on that bloody day, 13 Aug 2003, during a site of the”Blooded Bistrica River”. We owe them that, and we generally owe it to those of them who never got a possibility to grow up, and to a generations sappy today, and to a generations nonetheless to come.”