Frequent and mutual accusations by both Serbian and Kosovo officials about the involvement and responsibility for the lack of results in the investigation into the murder of Oliver Ivanovic continue. Following yesterday’s allegations by Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci’s against the current Serbian government, Belgrade made accusations this morning about the direct involvement of Kosovo officials, Hashim Thaci and Kadri Veseli in Ivanovic’s murder.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced two months ago in the studio of the ‘Cirilica’ show that the results of the investigation into the murder of Oliver Ivanovic will be known after the anniversary of the murder.
„I asked our investigative authorities to wait for the anniversary to pass to avoid being told that we are distracting the public and deceiving the people in Serbia in order to avoid some kind of protest and so on,“ Vucic said, adding that he would speak his mind about it „more openly than ever before“ and that he will talk about Ivanovic’s murder and investigation „at great length“.
Today, two months after this statement, the Kosovo Office again announced that „investigative authorities will soon be able to provide more information on this case“, while also listing the names of persons suspected of being involved in the murder of Oliver Ivanovic – „We are increasingly certain that Thaci, Veseli and the Kosovo authorities stand directly behind the murder of Oliver Ivanovic“.
Thaci: All avenues of the investigation lead to the fact that the current government in Belgrade ordered the murder of Ivanovic
This allegation arrived following the Kosovo President’s claims from last night that „the mafia boss in the north, Milan Radoicic is standing behind the assassination of former Serbian leader Oliver Ivanovic,“ Gazeta Metro reported.
„All indicators of the security institutions of the Republic of Kosovo lead to one of the organizers of the murder of Oliver Ivanovic and officials of the relevant institutions of the Republic of Kosovo are to take appropriate actions,“ Thaci said.
He stated that Kosovo wants to shed light on this murder, adding that the investigation suggests that the current government in Belgrade ordered the murder of Ivanovic.
„It is crucial for the state of Kosovo for this murder to be resolved and all the avenues of the investigation lead to the fact that the current government in Belgrade ordered the murder of Ivanovic and the whole world should know this fact,“ Thaci claimed.
Both the Serbian and Kosovo president announced concrete information about the progress in the investigation into the murder on several occasions, however, no concrete information arrived from the investigative authorities almost fourteen months since Ivanovic’s murder.
Kosovo Office on security and dialogue
In addition to the accusation of involvement in the murder of Oliver Ivanovic, the head of the Kosovo Office, Marko Djuric wrote in a statement that „instead of rattling weapons, they should start thinking about preparing a response to the judicial authorities.“
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