The vehicles of 5 people, who replaced car number plates issued by Serbia with those of the Republic of Kosovo (RKS), caught fire in Serb-inhabited settlements in northern Kosovo.
The statement made by the Kosovo Police said that 5 vehicles belonging to Kosovo Serbs, who received RKS plates within two days, were set on fire by an unknown person or persons while they were parked.
The statement reads, “After the arson of two cars in the north of the country on 30.03.2023, after midnight on 31.03.2023, three more vehicles with RKS plates belonging to the victims of the Serbian community were set on fire. Police teams immediately went to the scene and intervened by police units.” The Kosovo Police will continue to be obligated to investigate such cases, clarify and provide safety to all citizens without discrimination.” Data included.
The statement stated that an investigation has been opened into the incident.
Kosovo and Serbia reached an agreement in November 2022 to ease tensions over license plates.
Kosovo officials estimate that there are about 10,000 vehicles with illegal license plates distributed by Serbia in northern Kosovo.
Serbia considers Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence in 2008, to be its territory.
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