Murati: Our war was not a historic accident, nor did it last two months, it could not be conducted by mercenaries
The chairman of the Movement for Unity, Valon Murati, reacted to the Minister of Finance, Hekuran Murati, regarding his statement in 2016 for veterans, where he said that Kosovo is costing veterans more than some mercenaries would have cost them.
Murati through a post on Facebook said that the war in Kosovo was not a historic accident, nor did it last two months, so according to him, it could not be developed by mercenaries.
“The war and the efforts for the liberation of Kosovo started on the day of its occupation by Serbia in 1912. This war had different forms and character depending on the circumstances: illegal, military, institutional and peaceful. In 1998/1999 this effort culminated in a general uprising led by the KLA. Even this uprising did not start from heaven. Its preparation, if we were to limit it in time, at least began in 1989 and lasted throughout the 1990s with its ups and downs. LPK / LPRK, the Resistance Front and LKÇK have been the political-military bodies which in their own way have been part of this effort. The KLA was born as a product of this time and developments within the LCP. “Under the name of the KLA, the efforts of whole generations have been merged”, said Murati.
He added that the people of the KLA, LPK, LKÇK with their many years of work are proof that our war is not a historic accident, nor has it lasted only two months and consequently can not be developed by mercenaries.
Our war was not a war of an existing state, so it did not have a defensive character (it is often wrongly said that it is “fighting to protect the doorstep”) but it had a liberating character. Our liberation war has been voluntary, the commitment has been voluntary and just the idea that even someone has to be paid for this commitment has been heresy. Mercenaries do not know that somewhere they fought for liberation. They have mostly fought for conquest. “Yes, there were foreign fighters in many liberation wars, and there were few in this one of ours, but they were volunteers and people of good will who did not fight for money like any Albanian volunteer from all areas where Albanians live, including the diaspora.” , said Murati.