Several past remarks made by Donika Gervalla, who is today Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, back in 2019 and 2020, where she attacked the arrested UÇK/KLA fighters, sparked a lot of backlash recently.
Today, activists of the Social-Democratic Party of Kosovo spray-painted the word UÇK (KLA – Kosovo Liberation Army) on the deputy PM’s car as a counter-attack regarding her stance, where she deemed Hashim Thaci and Kadri Veseli as the “heads of crime”, also calling Rexhep Selimi, the former MP of LVV, a “criminal”.
Many reactions across the public sphere, ended up also forcing the Prime Minister, Albin Kurti to come out in the defense of his deputy minister.
Kosovo’s Head of Government marked these circumstances as a “campaign against my deputy minister and the minister of foreign affairs, Mrs. Donika Gervalla, under the thesis that she doesn’t respect that KLA/UÇK”.
This whole thing, according to Kurti didn’t happen when “Mrs. Gervalla became a part of our electoral list, nor did it happen when she was appointed as a minister, but rather it came now that she returned from a successful visit to Brussels”.
PM Kurti ended his rection on his social media account on Facebook by saying that, “Mrs. Gervalla protects and affirms our national liberation war and the KLA/ UÇK. In her meetings with the international community, she has spoken in detail and like rarely people do, about the aggression and crimes that Serbia committed during the Kosovo war.”