Kosovska Mitrovica: Oliver Ivanovic’s car set on fire

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A car owned by Oliver Ivanovic was set on fire in the northern Kosovo town of Kosovska Mitrovica at 04:00 hours CET on Friday morning.

The local website Kossev received confirmation of this from both Ivanovic and from the deputy regional chief of Kosovo police, Besim Hoti.

It is reported that the car, a VW Passat, was parked in front of the pharmacy in Lole Ribara Street when it was torched.

The case is considered an arson attack that caused general danger.

Ivanovic, a Serb politician from the north, said he “had no enemies and was not involved in illegal business” – but added that he “does have political opponents” and urged city authorities to “distance themselves” from a series of recent incidents.

He would not say who these opponents are, and said only, “They know, they will surely recognize themselves.”

Two days ago in Zvecan, the car of former mayor Dragisa Milovic was also set on fire.
In 2005, a bomb was planted under Ivanovic’s official car, an Audi, that was parked in front of his apartment building.

A retrial is currently under way against Ivanovic for alleged war crimes. Previously, he spent more than two years in detention, claiming the whole time that it was a staged political process.

Kossev also said that just as Milovic, he is “perceived” as a moderate politician.

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