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Kumanovo’s case aggravates relations between Kosovo and FYROM

Kumanovo’s case aggravates relations between Kosovo and FYROM
The decision that was taken by Haradinaj’s government to allocate 10 thousand euros to cover the expenses of the families of Kosovo citizens who have been condemned and remained killed in FYROM in the case known as “Kumanovo”, has sparked many reactions not only in Pristina, but also in Skopje.

FYROM has expressed its concern for Haradinaj’s decision through the Foreign minister, Nikola Dimitrov during a meeting that the latter had in Skopje with the Minister of Integration of Kosovo, Dhurata Hoxha.

“The decision of the government of Kosovo to allocate 10 thousand euros to the families of the people who were sentenced is not in the spirit of European future of the region as far as the rule of law Is concerned”, Dimitrov said.

Meanwhile, analysts have reacted about this decision.

Flaka Surroi, publisher of “Koha Ditore” newspaper, has reacted by saying that the allocation of this money for the families of the people who were sentenced is irrational.

“What happened in Kumanovo was tragic. 18 people died. An entire quarter was destroyed. We didn’t understand what armed Kosovars were doing in Kumanovo. To say that these people went to Macedonia to fight for their ideals is a violation of the law which prohibits citizens of this country to join conflicts abroad, voted by the Parliament of Kosovo in April 2015 a month before the events in Kumanovo. If the government has information which the public doesn’t, it should have made them public. Otherwise, it sets up a precedent according to which, each person who is sentenced by a court of first instance, would be entitled to be compensated by the state”, Surroi said. /balkaneu.com/

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