Mr. Rugova said the settlement of Serbs from Croatia has been carried out in all parts of Kosova especially in the areas where Albanians make up an absolute majority of the population. The settlement has been carried out in accordance with an old map for colonisation of Kosova which was created between the two World wars. He added that the settlement of these refugees has not been put forward as a humanitarian and temporary issue but rather as the colonisation of Kosova. Serb refugees have been promised land, houses, employment etc. Therefore besides the systematic police violence, the Serbian regime now has been applying a demographic violence.
Dr. Rugova, yet again reiterated that Kosova should be included in a global resolution of the crisis informer Yugoslavia, and all the legitimate representatives of the units which used to constitute the former federation must take part in a possible conference on former Yugoslavia.
Mr. Berisha stated that the situation in the Balkans remained complicated adding that the decision of the Yugoslav government to relocate Croatian-Serb refugees to Kosova, constituted a serious and genuine threat of relocating the conflict to the south.
Kosova was the most complicated issue of the Balkans crisis, said Berisha , warning that without the presence of the representatives of Kosova in talks there would be no solution to the crisis. Any future decision made without the presence of Albanians of Kosova would further complicate the situation, thus threatening peace and stability in the southern Balkans said Berisha.
Mr. Berisha expressed concerns that following the Croatian offensive there were tendencies by some to acknowledge Belgrade for not reacting with aggression. The truth was, he went on to say, that Krajina had never existed as a constitutional unit in former pre or post war Yugoslavia, except as an integral part of Croatian territory which was conquered by aggression and was treated as an accomplished act by the international factors. To thank Belgrade for not intervening in Croatia is the same as decorating the aggressor, concluded Berisha.
Mr Bukoshi demanded the international community undertake something concrete and place Kosova under a UN protectorate, and simultaneously put maxim pressure on Serbia through increasing the severity on sanctions on Serbia.
Serreqi believed that this action will further aggravate the tense situation in Kosova and requires the commitment of the International Community to exert its influence in preventing the serious consequences of such an act. After stating that the Albanian government will not be indifferent and will not adopt a passive stand towards a spill-over of the conflict in the south, he added that he looked forward to their contribution to stay the hand of Belgrade and to put an end to its methods of colonisation.
The Serbian regime anticipates settling them on arable land mainly in the communes of Istog, Peja and Vushtrri. Milos Nesovic, Serbian appointed deputy governor of Kosova , has been quoted in Borba to have said that soon a proposal will be made to the Serbian government to make the necessary decisions for the distribution of farming land to refugees. Serbian media informs that every colonist family should be give 5 hectares of land.
Tens of Krajina Serb refugee families have been taken on 15 August to Ferizaj and temporarily placed in the Hotel Luboten. They are expecting another 400 refugees. To provide funds for this purpose, local authorities have stopped paying pensions to Albanian pensioners.
Serbian authorities in Gjakova have stated that they are ready to accept up to 2,000 refugees. Initially they are to be placed in student dormitories and other public buildings. So far about 350 refugees have arrived.
About 500 refugees have already arrived in Gjilan. They are staying in student dormitories, children nurseries, and the premises of the Gosha metal company. Local authorities are anticipating the arrival of a further 2,000 refugees.
500 refugees are to be settled in Istog. Serbian authorities have ordered hotel managers to make preparations for the immediate housing of 100 families. On 11 of August a family from Grahova, Bosnia has settled in the village Kernunje. The Following day arrived another 157 refugees from Krajina. 102 of them (mostly elderly people) were placed in the Rehabilitation Centre in Peja Spa ; the rest are in the Hotel Korenik in Gjurakovc. Another 70 refugees were installed in Peja Spa on 15 August. Up to the 16th August the number of refugees in Istog totals 294.
About 100 Serbian refugees, mainly elderly people, from Bosnia and Croatia, arrived in Mitrovica on 15 August. The are staying at the dormitories and the premises of Xheladin Deda medical school. The premises of another school have been prepared for the admission of refugees.
On 11 August the Serbian Press wrote that Peja was prepared for the immediate acceptance of 500 refugees. On the same day Goran Percevic, vice-chair of the local branch of the Serbian Socialist Party stated that Peja can immediately accept up to 15,000 refugees. The Peja authorities have pledged 5,000 hectares of arable land for Serbian refugees. The premises of the Primary School Vaso Pashe Shkodrani have been equipped with furniture in order to accommodate refugees.
The Serbian press stated on 14 August that several Serbian families from Krajina have found refuge at their relatives in Prishtina. One family is reportedly staying in the Hotel Bozhur.
In Prizren student dormitories, the premises of schools and the motel Landovica in Nashec have been prepared to accept refugees. By 15 August 450 refugees have settled there.
Several refugees have arrived in Rahovec and are staying in student dormitories and a childrens nursery. Local authorities are preparing other premises for their acceptance.
In Skenderaj, almost a pure Albanian town, Serbian authorities plan to install 100 Serb families, and give them 3 hectares of arable land each.
In Suhareka so far several hundred refugees have arrived. They have been placed in the Hotel Balkan.
In Shtrpce, a village close to a winter sports resort , 350 refugees have been placed mainly in holiday houses.
In Viti about 300 refugees are to be placed, mainly in Kllokot Spa, school premises and the companies Agromorava and Gornja Morava.
According to Jedinstvo, 11 August, 300 refugees are to settle in Vushtrri . They are going to stay at the motel Vicianum, school premises and surrounding villages.
A number of refugees arrived on 11 August in Zubin Potok. At the moment they are staying in motel Konak near the Albanian village Caber. It should be mentioned that in this almost ethnically clean Serb commune only 150 are to be taken although there are many empty villages.
The printing company Panorama, which was created with the assets of the Rilindja printing and publishing company, has decided to employ all printers who have left Croatia. Novak Bijelic, the Serbian installed director of Trepca Mines offered jobs and other means for 500 Serbs.