“After 1999, it is becoming increasingly clear that there had been an ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Kosovo south of the Ibar. The number of Serbs south of the Ibar has dropped dramatically, there are only a few remaining Serbian enclaves, which are not able to preserve their rights in Kosovo by any means.”

Before the conflict in 1999, there had been around 40,000 Serbs living in Kosovo, while today there are fewer than 100. The only area where Serbs are the majority is in the north of Kosovo, but the Priština authorities led by Kurti are putting an increasing amount of pressure on them, creating impossible conditions for life,” said Vasily Nebenzya, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations, on the session to present the six-month report of the United Nations Secretary-General about the work of the United Nations Mission to Kosovo and Metohija (UNMIK).