Appeal for Peace

Appeal for Peace

Deeply concerned about the repressive and aggressive measures taken by the Government of Kosovo and the behavior of special police forces in the north of Kosovo that has the potential to escalate to unfathomable consequences for citizens’ peace and security, and to destroy long-term prospects for reconciliation and co-existence between Albanians and Serbs in this area;

Condemning all forms of violence committed against citizens, journalists and members of security forces over the course of recent events, and underlining that political problems cannot and must not be solved through police actions but rather through constructive means and at the dialogue table;

Having in mind lessons learned from history that an institutional apparatus under the control of a single ethnic community cannot and must not govern the lives of other ethnic groups, because democracy in post-conflict and multi-ethnic societies demands a just division of power and competencies, as well as the respect of human rights and freedoms. It certainly does not entail aggressive behavior by security structures and public bodies controlled by the majority community towards ethnic minorities;

Underlining that co-existence between Albanians and Serbs can be built solely upon a foundation of trust and mutual respect, and not by repression, violence and dehumanization, to which the Serb community is subjected to on a daily basis, starting from statements made by high-ranking officials down to media reporting and negative social media campaigns;

Calling attention to the fact that Serbs in Kosovo, both as a community as well as its members, are daily exposed to attempts at delegitimization, dehumanization, finger-pointing, and criminalization. This occurs both during government officials’ public appearances as well during meetings with international representatives, where the legitimate stances of the Kosovo Serb community are presented as being instrumentalized by the Government of Serbia, thereby attempting to discredit them in the eyes of international partners and the public;

Stressing that democracy is not built with elections held in mobile containers, or with those who hold public office yet have no popular legitimacy, but nevertheless intend to govern citizens belonging to other ethnic communities, with the power of the gun and police repression;

Underscoring that good governance and rule of law are not one in the same; while rule of law can be addressed by artificial intelligence, good governance is far more complex and delicate process that requires a talent for leadership;

Having in mind that the Government of Kosovo and its institutions violate the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the Serb community on a daily basis, fail to implement decisions handed down by the Constitutional Court, or fulfill its obligations undertaken during the dialogue process with Serbia;

Reaffirming not only our commitment to lead a dignified life in this area, to co-existence and mutual respect with Albanians and other ethnic communities, but also in our pride in ourselves, our history, our church, and cultural and religious heritage;

Wanting to believe in the sincerity of the statements made by representatives of the international community, especially those from the European Union and the Quint when they emphasize their support for multi-ethnicity and peaceful co-existence between ethnic communities in Kosovo;

We, the undersigned, members of the Serb community from all regions of Kosovo, are united in the demands that we are delivering to representatives of the European Union, United States of America, Germany, France, Italy, and Great Britain. We are directing our demands to them because we believe that they are the only actors that are capable of maintaining peace in Kosovo, and in applying pressure to the Government of Albin Kurti to carry out the measures outlined below, which are necessary for ensuring peace and creating the conditions for the implementation of the recently reached Agreement on Normalization:

  • The withdrawal of all special police units from the north of Kosovo since their presence is in violation of Articles 128 and 61 of the Constitution of Kosovo and Article 9 of the Brussels Agreement signed in 2013. The behavior of the police generates fear and disturbance among the local population. The absence of an adequate reaction to their deployment in the north at violently and unjustifiably confiscated land, conveyed a negative message that the militarization of this area is allowed.
  • For the political representatives of Kosovo Albanians, who have no democratic legitimacy to represent local communities here, to leave municipal and other public buildings in administrative centers in the north of Kosovo. Furthermore, we demand that current employees of local administrations be allowed unhindered access to their offices until the holding of new elections.
  • For the deployment of KFOR and EULEX units in the north of Kosovo in the goal of maintaining peace until the unconditional return of local Serbs to the police, which must also include strong guarantees for the respect of the Regional Police Directorate’s -North unique competencies which are defined by the Brussels Agreement, and which have been eroded by decisions issued by the Government of Kosovo starting from the end of 2021;
  • The implementation of Article 7 of the Agreement on Normalization that guarantees the right to self-management of Serb communities in Kosovo and that formalizes the status of the Serbian Orthodox Church;
  • The formation of the Association of Serb-Majority Municipalities in accordance with the Brussels Agreement signed in 2013 and the Basic Principles for the formation of Association of Serb-Majority Municipalities in 2015;
  • After adapting the legal framework for the formation of the Association, the holding of democratic elections in municipalities in northern Kosovo and the establishment of conditions for the unhindered and unconditional return of Serbs to institutions;
  • The implementation of the decision reached by the Constitutional Court in May of 2016 confirming the Visoki Dečani Monastery’s ownership of 24 hectares of land;
  • The resolution of all cases of attacks against Serbs and their property, including the illegal expropriation of land and recent incidents during which firearms were used by members of Kosovo’s security forces, as well as the strengthening of security measures in Serb-inhabited areas in Kosovo;
  • A stop to the demonization of the Serb community during public appearances by the President of Kosovo, Prime minister of Kosovo, and other high-ranking government officials from the Albanian community.

Those countries that have recognized Kosovo on the promise that they would work to build a multi-ethnic and democratic society and have spent years fostering the affirmation of its independence, have a historical and moral obligation towards the Serbs who live there. Our future depends on your resolve, and keeping peace in Kosovo depends on the swiftness of your actions. History will remember the course that you will now follow. We ask that you be accountable and faithful to democratic values in the diverse, multi-ethnic societies on which western civilization rests.


Name and Surname/ Institution, organization or profession/ Location

  1. Dragiša Mijačić / InTER / Zubin Potok
  2. Jovana Radosavljević / New Social Initiative / Leposavić
  3. Milica Andrić Rakić / New Social Initiative / Zubin Potok
  4. Miodrag Milićević / Aktiv / North Mitrovica
  5. Dušan Radaković / ACDC / North Mitrovica
  6. Archimandrite Sava Janjić / abbot of Visoki Dečani / Dečan
  7. Miroslav Ivanović / retired judge / North Mitrovica
  8. Nenad Todorović/ theatre director / North Mitrovica
  9. Ljubomir Pantović / lawyer / North Mitrovica
  10. Professor Nebojša R. Mitić PhD / professor at the Medical Faculty of UP / North Mitrovica
  11. Professor Biljana Jaredić PhD / Zvečan
  12. Momčilo Trajković / president of the Serbian National Forum / Gračanica
  13. Prim. dr Zvonko Radosavljević /head of surgery University hospital of North Mitrovica/ Leposavić
  14. Professor Igor Damjanović PhD / drama professor, Faculty of Arts of UP / Beograd, displaced
  15. Aleksandar Arsenijević / president of Civc Initiative Serbian survival / Zvečan
  16. Radmila Kapetanovic / Kolo srpskih sestara / Zubin Potok
  17. Jasmina Živković Jovanović / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/ Štrpce
  18. Goran Avramović / editor RTV Kim / Gračanica
  19. Predrag Miljković / lawyer / North Mitrovica
  20. Zorica Vorgučić / editor RTV Kim / Gračanica
  21. Darko Dimitrijević / editor Radija Goraždevac / Goraždevac
  22. Anđelka Ćup / journalist / Gračanica
  23. Ivan Nikolić / CSD / Gračanica
  24. Ružica Simić / Womens’ Right / North Mitrovica
  25. Marko Jakšić / Bachelor of Law and political activist / North Mitrovica
  26. Saša Lazarević Kudra / vocal soloist / Zubin Potok
  27. Ana Marija Ivković / journalist Alternativna / Zvečan
  28. Miloš Subotić / Bachelor of Law / North Mitrovica
  29. Stefan Veljković / social and political activist / North Mitrovica
  30. Marko Milenković / New Social Initiative / Leposavić
  31. Ivan Vučković / journalist / Leposavić
  32. Stefan Kalaba / forestry engeneer / Zvečan
  33. Nenad Maksimović / Center for Peace and Tolerance / Gračanica
  34. Aleksandar Rapajić / Nansen Dialogue / North Mitrovica
  35. Milica Radovanović / New Social Initiative / North Mitrovica
  36. Rajko Jovanović / Center for Social Dialogue / Gračanica
  37. Aleksandar Velić / Center for Social Dialogue / Gračanica
  38. Vladimir Radosavljević / professor / Leposavić
  39. Milan Dobrić / graphic designer / North Mitrovica
  40. Danilo Đurić / climbing instructor / Osojane
  41. Jelena Jevremović / professor / Leposavić
  42. Bojana Manitašević / Center for Social Dialogue / Gračanica
  43. Nevena Radosavljević / peace activist and researcher / Leposavić
  44. Suzana Vukašinović / financial manager / Laplje Selo
  45. Mladena Vukašinović / Laplje Selo
  46. Veljko Samardžić / Center for Social Initiatives / Peć
  47. Biljana Stanković / Laplje Selo
  48. Aleksandar Tanasković / Eco Lepo / Leposavić
  49. Vladan Pavić / master of tone National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica/ North Mitrovica
  50. Vladislav Đerković / administration of National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica/ Leposavić
  51. Isidora Todorović / student of world literature / North Mitrovica
  52. Nebojša Đorđević / actor at National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica / Valjevo, displaced
  53. Ivana Simić /organizer National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica/ Beograd, displaced
  54. Verica Nešović / Bachelor of Economics / Leposavić
  55. Verka Jovanović / private sector / Leposavić
  56. Slobodan Pejanović / Master of History / Leposavić
  57. Gordana Đorić / Association of women entrepreneurs Avenija / Gračanica
  58. Anđela Milosavljević / Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science / Leposavić
  59. Ivan Milosavljević / Bachelor of Information Sciences / Leposavić
  60. Nenad Jovanović / entrepreneur/ Leposavić
  61. Srđan Simonović / Humani Centar Mitrovica / North Mitrovica
  62. Veroljub Petronić / Humani Centar Mitrovica / North Mitrovica
  63. Dejan Nedeljković / NGO Green heart / North Mitrovica
  64. Miodrag Andrić / retired organizational engineer / Zubin Potok
  65. Vesna Jovanović / professor of Serbian language and literature/ Parteš
  66. Ružica Lukić / retired teacher / Parteš
  67. Dobrivoje Jovanović / retired teacher / Parteš
  68. Oliver Vujović / Forum for cooperation and multiethnic society / Gračanica
  69. Milivoje Raičević / Master of Public Administation / North Mitrovica
  70. Nikola Todić / New Social Initiative/ Leposavić
  71. Slobodan Stošić / ACDC / North Mitrovica
  72. Vladan Trifić / Institute for public research / Gračanica
  73. Ivana Milosavljević / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/ Štrpce
  74. Jovana Cvetnić / graduated journalist / Zubin Potok
  75. Saša ilić / Center for Peace and Tolerance / Gračanica
  76. Nemanja Nestorović / professor of English Language and literature / North Mitrovica
  77. Ivan Stojkovic / organizer National Theatre of Priština in Gračanica / Gračanica
  78. Slađana Kostić / Bachelor of Economics / Zubin Potok
  79. Uroš Branović / entrepreneur / Leposavić
  80. Igor Dašić / social worker / Zvečan
  81. Olivera Manojlović / professor of the Serbian language / Zubin Potok
  82. Marko Radojević / Biology professor / Zubin Potok
  83. Časlav Tomović / technology engineer / Velji Breg, Zubin Potok
  84. Boban Petrović / professor / Gračanica
  85. Milena Kasalović / professor of the Serbian language / Zubin Potok
  86. Oliver Vezmar / Electrical Engineer / Zubin Potok
  87. Ljubiša Mijačić / architect engineer / Zubin Potok
  88. Bojana Vukadinovic / Master of Psychology / North Mitrovica
  89. Nemanja Jovanović / IT professor / Zubin Potok
  90. Nataša Trifunović / architect engineer / Zubin Potok
  91. Dragana Dobrosavljević / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/ Štrpce
  92. Martin Aleksić / professor of mathematics / Zubin Potok
  93. Dušan Bazović / student of medicine / North Mitrovica
  94. Zoran Milić / professor of mathematics / Zubin Potok
  95. Nikola Spasojević / professor of mathematics / Zubin Potok
  96. Sanja Krtinić / civic activist, pegagoue / North Mitrovica
  97. Bojana Miletić / professor of biology / Zubin Potok
  98. Sonja Božović / professor of Serbian lanugage / Zubin Potok
  99. Danijela Milosavljević / professor of Serbian lanugage / North Mitrovica
  100. Radosava Đorđević / chemistry professor / Zubin Potok
  101. Dragica Popović / doctor of medicine / North Mitrovica
  102. Dragica Tomović / professor of sociology / Zubin Potok
  103. Slađana Vulović / professor / Zubin Potok
  104. Nataša Bjelica / professor of English language and literature / North Mitrovica
  105. Aleksandra Savić / professor of Geography / Zubin Potok
  106. Zlatko Stojanović / Laplje Selo
  107. Miljan Božović / Bachelor of Economics / Zubin Potok
  108. Miloš Mitrović / professor of the French language / Zubin Potok
  109. Marija Trikoš / professor of Geography / North Mitrovica
  110. Sanja Sovrlić / journalist / Leposavić
  111. Nedeljko Mijačić / retired / Zubin Potok
  112. Vasilije Marković / retired Electrical Engineer / Zubin Potok
  113. Slađana Vukašinović / Laplje Selo
  114. Đorđe Jelić / elektrotehničar računara / Zubin Potok
  115. Aleksandar Arsić / Electrical Engineer / North Mitrovica
  116. Dragiša Kostić / InTER / Zubin Potok
  117. Ana Ćup Marković / journalist Gračanica Online and Prva TV / Gračanica
  118. Bojan Milosavljević / Action for Social and Economic Development / Leposavić
  119. Branislav Vasović / Youth Cultural Center / Leposavić
  120. Mirjana Obradović / retired / Zubin Potok
  121. Jelena Prica / tax administration worker / North Mitrovica
  122. Milica Prica / philologist and designer / North Mitrovica
  123. Marija Simunović / Agricultural Engineer / Zubin Potok
  124. Anastasija Rakić / Agricultural Engineer / Zubin Potok
  125. Vasiljka Voinović / Svet anđela / North Mitrovica
  126. Marija Milenković / InTER / Zubin Potok
  127. Katarina Milosavljević / student / Veliko Rudare, Zvečan
  128. Aleksandra Fićović / student / Veliko Rudare, Zvečan
  129. Dobrinka Obradović / Constrruction Technician / Zubin Potok
  130. Mišel Koneski / Master of International Management/ Leposavić
  131. Milica Milenković / Construction Engineer / Zubin Potok
  132. Saša Jovanović / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/ Štrpce
  133. Verica Mijačić / professor of civic education / Zubin Potok
  134. Milica Marković / Biology professor / Zubin Potok
  135. Zorica Stanković / housekeeper / Parteš
  136. Dragana Vićentijević / Professor of Chemistry / Zubin Potok
  137. Andrijana Vlašković / Bachelor of Economics / Zubin Potok
  138. Snežana Perić Bogdanović / Project Coordinator / Gračanica
  139. Aleksandar Ratković / Architectural Engineer / North Mitrovica
  140. Danilo Radović / specialist professional engineer of informatics and computer science / North Mitrovica
  141. Mirjana Bojović / Bachelor of Law / North Mitrovica
  142. Radoljub Jakšić / Plant Electrician / Zubin Potok
  143. Milena Dabetić / psycologyst, European Certificate of Psychotherapy / North Mitrovica
  144. Nikolina Klajić / student of Political Sciences / North Mitrovica
  145. Marina Milentijević / student of journnalism/ Zvečan
  146. Vladislav Ćup /media worker / Grčanica
  147. Milena Maksimović / media worker / Radevo
  148. Miladin Kostić / retired / Zubin Potok
  149. Dimitrije Mirković / media worker / Laplje Selo
  150. Zorica Obradović / student / Zubin Potok
  151. Nikola Milosavljević / media worker / Gračanica
  152. Nenad Cvetnić / Medical Technician / Zubin Potok
  153. Božidarka Živković / Association of the families of missing persons – Štrpce/ Štrpce
  154. Dragan Pešaković / Construction Engineer / Leposavic
  155. Sunčica Andrejević / photo reporter Alternativna / Ugljare – Kosovo Polje
  156. Marina Božović / professor of Geography / Zubin Potok
  157. Vlado Vukomanović / Econimic Technician / Zubin Potok
  158. Nemanja Božović / Bachelor of Pedagogy / North Mitrovica
  159. Vesna Kostić / kindergarten teacher, pedagogue / Zubin Potok
  160. Violeta Marinković / Bachelor of Economy / Zubin Potok
  161. Nemanja Obradović / engineer of electrical engineering and computing / Zubin Potok
  162. Andrija Igić / journalist, RTS correspondent/ Priština
  163. Vesna Stajić / professional manager / Novo Brdo
  164. Dragan Božović / engineer / Zubin Potok
  165. Vladimir Živković / Electrical engineer and civic activist/ Gračanica