Kosovo 2016

“If one speaks of Kosovo, its full name Kosovo-Metohija, it is indeed not possible to ignore the past of this region, the ancient past, the cultural and religious history, the history of the Serbian and Orthodox identity always present through the innumerable and very old monuments, churches, Serbian monasteries found throughout the province, but also the recent past, and especially the events of the 1990s that culminated in 1999 during the war that was imposed on Serbia, with the support of NATO and the European Union to the Albanian KLA rebellion…. The United Nations does not recognize the so called “Republic of Kosovo”, which is still not recognized by a large number of States in the world, including European States that are members of the European Union…

This new “State” is thus born of an unjust war, provoked on the European continent against a European state, certainly not member of the Union, by other European States, remotely controlled by the United States of America, in order to “punish” Serbia for wanting to maintain the very principle of its sovereignty and territorial integrity by fighting an armed rebellion developing in the province of Kosovo and Metohija…

This NATO aggression against Serbia over Kosovo in 1999 constitutes a violation of international law, a violation of respect for the sovereignty of States, a violation of intangible respect of borders.

And this puppet State – without identified resource – unsustainable as such – is now a source of very strong tensions throughout the Balkans. We see it every day or almost…

Kosovo and Metohija is an integral and inalienable part of the Republic of Serbia.

That it has a certain autonomy is perfectly conceivable but with respect for the sovereignty of the Serbian State.

The latter must be restored and the European Union will grow by helping with all its influence.

It would be the only real means of guaranteeing future generations in this part of Europe a just and lasting peace.

Finally, let me add that reconciliation between the different communities populating Kosovo is only possible if the whole truth of history is restored and the responsibilities of each are well defined.

That is why it seems essential to me that the judicial procedure initiated within the European Union a few years ago, in 2013, concerning war crimes of KLA and in particular the abominable organ trafficking crimes denounced in the Dick Marti Report, which was expected to give results in 2015, will be reactivated and completed.…”

Colonel Jacques Hogard

Brussels, European Parliament, 28 November 2018.

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