Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës

Here’s another waaaay throwback, all the way back to a walk home from Kamenicë to Topanicë during PST… the road sign leading into the city. You can see a lot of signs like this around Kosovo, the alternate (usually Serbian) name for the town/city has been defaced, and often the acronym UÇK is written. UÇK stands for Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës, or the Kosovo Liberation Army.

I’m not going to make any comment here about the UÇK except to say they were obviously a very influential presence during the conflict in the 1990’s and their presence is still very much felt in Kosovo today, from former members active in the current government to the war memorials everywhere to road signs like this one.

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