Mustafa AY – TDO – 17.01.2018 Kosovo-Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in Kosovo’s North Mitrovica, where Serbs are administering, as a result of an assassination by an unidentified person. Oliver Ivanovic has got affiliated with Social Democratic Party. Ivanovic was processed through prosecution by European EULEX Court, which is assigned judicial structure to execute prosecutions against those indicted of war crimes. EULEX Court found him guilty for war crimes against Albanians and condemned Ivanovic to 9-year imprisonment in 2016. In 2017, the judgement was reversed by Court of Appeal.

In the wake of the assassination, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic called for urgent session of National Security Council. Following the session, Vucic made those statements “ this attack is not only on Ivanovic, but also on all Serbs”. Vucic demanded on Serbian officials’ engagement in the investigation. After the assassination, Serb delegates, who conducted negotiations with Albanians in Brussels, abandoned the negotiations for protesting the attack, as if Albanians had done it.

Russian Foreign Ministry made some official explanations with regards to the assassination of Ivanovic and said “We condemn this assassination on Ivanovic. To be able to properly and fairly investigate this attack, we call for establishment of an international structure, and then this structure will be required to take exhaustive precautions so that possible similar attacks in the future can be averted”.