10 July 2007

We were forced to shoot: Chief of Kosovo Polish contingent

FOCUS ENGLISH NEWS (BULGARIA), 16 February 2007 15:51

Pristina. We do not feel responsible for the death of the two protestors, the Chief of the Polish police contingent in Kosovo, Robert Zolkiewski said, cited by the local Koha Ditore daily.

The incident occurred in clashes between members of the radical Self-Determination movement and police authorities on February 10.

Polish police were forced to use rubber bullets against the protestors, who threw stones and bottles at them, Zolkiewski said. We acted by the rules, no one shot in the head, Zolkiewski assured. I cannot guarantee the same about the Romanian and Ukrainian forces who were attacked much more violently, he added.