Kosovo Serbs lose phone service too
| 13:07 February 01 | FoNet, Beta
GRACANICA -- Wednesday – Telekom Serbia has reported that Serbian enclaves in Central Kosovo have lost their stationary and mobile phone services as well.
Many of these Serbian communities have already been without electricity for several days. According to Telekom, equipment has been damaged in Gracanica, stating that cables have been severed in the region and expert teams are doing everything they can in order to rectify the telecommunications situation as soon as possible.
Kosovo Serb leader Randjel Nojkic said that workers of the Kosovo Transport and Telecommunications Ministry cut down all the cables connecting the village Susica, near Gracanica.
“Other than the electricity which we do not have, we only have partial water availability, and now we have no way of communicating either.” Nojkic said.
He added that while he was visiting the Sveti Sava primary school, he found more ministry workers cutting cables.
“When I asked for information on who ordered them to do this, they handed me a document in Albanian, even though all official documents should be in both Serbian and Albanian. I am calling on the Serbian Government to take action immediately and demand an urgent meeting with UNMIK officials so that the transport and telecommunications work groups and UNMIK Can solve this problem promptly.” Nojkic said.