Petkovic made his interlocutor familiar with the difficult position of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija, especially after the latest unilateral and illegal moves by Pristina.
The Office Director underlined that the attacks on Serbs, their property, monasteries and churches take place almost every day, and especially highlighted the attacks on three Serbian boys which occurred on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
He also pointed to yesterday's decision by Pristina on the expropriation of Serbian land in the municipality of Leposavic, whereby the authorities in Pristina continue to generate crises with unilateral moves and legal violence, especially bearing in mind that previous expropriations were aimed at building illegal special police bases in Serbian areas in the north of the province.
Petkovic assured Peach that Belgrade will continue to preserve peace and stability, as it has done so far, and that Pristina is fully responsible for the new situation in the province.
Belgrade has fulfilled all the obligations taken up to date from the Brussels Agreement, while Pristina has been refusing to start the process of forming the Community of Serb Municipalities for almost ten years, which is a key issue for us, said Petkovic.
The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija concluded that Belgrade, despite serious problems on the ground, remains committed to constructive dialogue and compromise, as the only means through which conditions for permanent stability and prosperity can be created in Kosovo and Metohija and the Western Balkans, as a whole.