Kurti: Nothing can be the same, the facts came out clearly to see the truth of the region
Institutional leaders in Kosovo have honored the heroic deed of the police officer Afrim Bunjaku, who was killed yesterday during a terrorist attack in the village of Banjska in Zveçan. At the commemorative meeting in honor of Bunjaku, it was said that he fell in defense of order, law, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Kosovo. It was said there that from yesterday nothing can be the same, as the facts about the truth of the Balkan region came out.
President Vjosa Osmani said that Bunjaku sacrificed his life for the safety of all citizens of Kosovo. Therefore, she awarded him the “Hero of Kosovo” order posthumously, which was accepted by the two sons of the deceased.
“He defended order, law, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Kosovo, defended the dignity of our Republic. Therefore, today, on behalf of the citizens, I will posthumously award him the highest order of the Republic, ‘Hero of Kosovo’. From today, our country has another hero, one more memory for someone who with professionalism and dedication dedicated himself to the defense of the Republic for which he fell in charge. Today we are honoring a true hero, a brave and selfless police sergeant who sacrificed his life for the safety of all our citizens…Afrim Bunjaku, like all other members of the Kosovo police yesterday, were challenged by terrorist gangs led by Belgrade and did the right thing. They restored the law, protected our territorial integrity and sovereignty and restored dignity,” Osmani said.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, said that nothing can be the same since yesterday, as the facts came out clearly to see the truth of the Balkan region.
“Afrim Bunjaku was killed during an attack on Kosovo police officer and on our state itself by a group of heavily armed and heavily equipped, professionally trained and planned, politically supported and materially financed and logistically supported by Serbia. The professional response of our police resulted in the elimination of some terrorists and criminals, the arrest of some others and the neutralization of their entire group. Also with the confiscation of many weapons and other support and logistical means. From yesterday, nothing can be the same anymore, since the facts came out right in front of us in our eyes and in the eyes of the international community, as well as in the eyes of everyone who has the courage and will to see the truth of the region we live in”, emphasized Kurti.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhelal Sveçla, said that the pain of the fall of Sergeant Afrim Bunjaku will serve as a guide for the rule of law in every corner of the territory of Kosovo.
“The pain we are feeling today and the pain that will accompany us should serve as a guide on this right path in memory of Afrim, the 23rd officer who fell in the line of duty and in memory of all his colleagues. Yesterday we lost a good man, a wonderful father, an honest and professional police officer who was killed while performing an expensive duty in the fight of good against evil,” said Minister Sveçla.
Emotional in front of those present was the daughter of the deceased, Arbenita Bunjaku, who expressed her pride for her father’s heroism.
“Your departure left a big wound in our hearts. Dad, I don’t know how I will live without you, without my hero. I entered the house and I did not see you, this was very difficult for me. No one can replace your place at home. You taught us everything, but you never taught us how to live without you. Dad, you were a man loved by family, society and work, where you sacrificed your life for freedom and for this country. We and Kosovo are proud of you, of your heroism and the effort you have made for this country. I promise you dad that we will always be proud of you and we will always follow your path. We will always remember you my hero, with longing and pain”, said Bunjaku.
On the other hand, Avni Behrami, a colleague of the murdered police officer Afrim Bunjaku, disclosed details of the critical night when the latter fell in defense of the rule of law in Kosovo.
“Afrimi has been a very special image of the police officer. He was a friend, colleague and a distinguished leader, leading every case from the forefront and us together with him. I feel proud to have had a colleague like Afrim Bunjaku… Even on the critical night we were together, luckily for me he gave me another task in advance. A task to go to the bridge of Bistrica. Fortunately for me, I was not present, maybe I will not forgive myself for not being near him so that I can become like him. I will never forget him,” Behrami said.
In the early hours of the morning on Sunday, the sergeant of the Kosovo Police, Afrim Bunjaku, was killed, while other police officers were injured. The serious incident took place in the village of Banjska in Zveçan, where Serbian terrorists attacked the police patrol.
According to official information, three attackers were killed while six people were arrested. Meanwhile, in Banjska Monastery, the Kosovo Police found an arsenal of weapons. The institutions of Kosovo have stated that the action in search of the attackers is continuing.