Ambassadors: Violence must not be used for political purposes

Ambassadors: Violence must not be used for political purposes

Pristina, 10 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Representatives of the international community have expressed their concern about the reappearance of violent scenes in the parliament of Kosovo.

US ambassador to Pristina, Greg Delawie says that the violent acts must not be used as an instrument to attain political purposes.

“I fear that Kosovo is using violence to attain political aims. Several times we have seen such events in the Balkans and they have not ended up for anyone”, declared the US diplomat, commenting the incident in the Parliament of Kosovo, where Self Determination MP, Driton Caushi, threw teargas as a sign of protest against demarcation with Montenegro.

The British ambassador, Ruairi O’Connell has also offered his opinion on the incident in question. Concerned about the lack of political dialogue and the violent acts of the opposition, he has expressed his skepticism on the future and perspective of the new state.

“Who is the real Kosovo? That of the successes of Majlinda Kelmendi or the world famous singer Dua Lipa? Or the Kosov of nepotism, teargas and violence? I know which one I prefer”, he said.

The British diplomat has once again demanded dialogue between political parties and the agreement on demarcation with the neighboring country.

Meanwhile, Kosovo’s PM, Isa Mustafa has considered the opposition’s cause, according to which Kosovo loses 8 thousand hectares from the agreement with Montenegro, as groundless.

“The opposition’s cause that Kosovo has lost territory by using all kinds of maps and by not considering the reality on which the independence of Kosovo has been declared, is groundless and has political motives”, Mustafa said.

According to the PM, the manipulation of the process and the use of word such as “traitors” is politically dangerous and encourages violence. /