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  • Bill Samsonoff
    https://mospat.ru/en/2013/06/29/news88177/ Albanian extremists’ attack on children’s’ buses in Kosovo 29.06.2013 · The Far Abroad Statement of the
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      Albanian extremists’ attack on children’s’ buses in Kosovo

      29.06.2013 · The Far Abroad

      Statement of the Communication Service of the Moscow Patriarchate
      Department for External Church Relations.

      According to PTC news agency, on June 28, 2013, a group of Albanian
      extremists committed an organized attack on a column of school buses
      taking Serbian children home from the celebrations on the occasion of
      the national holiday ‘Vidovdan’, the Day of the Kosovo Battle against
      the Ottoman Empire.

      The helpless children were hit by a flow of stones. Three young
      pilgrims were seriously injured. The Kosovo police failed to apprehend
      the attackers.

      We regret to state that similar incidents happen in Kosovo and
      Metohija almost annually. Thus, in 2012, over 50 young people, who came
      from Serbia for Vidovdan, were injured during an attack in which petrol
      bombs were used and some of them were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

      The extremists seek to mark Vidovdan with violence against Orthodox
      Serbs to intimidate and make them reject their own history linked with
      the Kosovo region. The attack against Serbian schoolchildren should be
      resolutely condemned by the international community.

      This incident is evidence raising again the doubt that the Kosovo
      authorities are capable of overcoming ethnic tension and give real
      guarantees of safety to the Orthodox Serbian population of the region.
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