No probe of possible Kosovo mass grave yet

An EULEX spokesperson said on Wednesday that the EU mission was preparing for establishing the location of a possible mass grave site.

The location is believed to be in the vicinity of the central Kosovo town of Obilić, and to contain the remains of killed Serbs and other non-Albanians.

“The EULEX team within the Department of Forensic Medicine (former Office on Missing Persons and Forensics) is currently in the preparatory stage for the beginning of the assessment of the site,” Irina Gudeljević told Tanjug.

The Serbian government Commission on Missing Persons insists that EULEX should start the search of the terrain in the vicinity of the town of Obilić, central Kosovo, or more precisely, of the the Belaćevac mine site, President of the body Veljko Odalović told Tanjug.

“We will assume that any further postponement represents an obstruction, because we believe there is no reason for the delay,” Odalović said.

He announced that a session of the Belgrade-Pristina Joint Working Group for missing persons will be held in Belgrade on Friday, at which the Belaćevac issue will be one of the topics.

Belgrade also insists on searching a site at the Košara village on the border with Albania, of Lake Livočko near the city of Gnjilane in eastern Kosovo, and of the area of Suva Reka, a town in southern Kosovo.

The list of the Serbian government commission now comprises a total of 533 persons, of the total number of 1,300 persons that have been gone missing before, during and after the Kosovo war.

According to the authorities in Belgrade and Priština, another 1,873 missing persons are still being searched for in Kosovo.

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