Two political analysts from Kosovo spoke out on Friday against any form of demarcation as a solution to the Kosovo issue.
Kosovo Albanian university Professor Belul Beqaj warned that demarcation could become a huge problem because up to 60,000 Serbs would be left south of Ibar river. He told the FoNet news agency that this would be “foolish”. “Any normal person who wants a political solution wants an agreement,” he said, adding that he prefers a status quo instead of an agreement which would include a division of territory.
Former Kosovo Assembly Speaker, Kosovo Serb Petar Miletic agreed with Beqaj, saying that he does not support demarcation because he feels it would be a frozen conflict. “No one lives well in a conflict, frozen or not,” he said and added that “Serbs and Albanians have to reach an agreement as soon as possible as well as Kosovo and Serbia” to improve the lives of ordinary people. “We don’t even know what demarcation means… we should be working to connect not divide people,” he told FoNet.