Serbian Kosovo Office Chief Says More Than 1,600 Still Missing

The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo said on Monday (30.08) that 1,639 people are still missing in Kosovo.

Office Director Petar Petkovic said in a press release on International Missing Persons Day that the number included people of all nationalities. He said that the Serbian authorities investigated 22 sites alleged to be mass graves containing the remains of Kosovo Albanians while the authorities in Pristina investigated only one of 10 sites that official Belgrade reported as potential Kosovo Serb mass graves. The remains of seven Kosovo Serbs were found at the one investigated site, he added.

Petkovic accused the authorities in Pristina of refusing to allow mixed commissions to search the remaining possible mass grave sites and identify the remains stored in a morgue in Pristina.