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Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti said they are intensifying contacts with international partners to ease tensions in the north of the country and that their goal is to calm the situation in the region.

prime minister kurtiIn the video message he shared on his social media account, he made statements about the country’s agenda.

Kosovo police officers serving in the north and NATO’s Kosovo Peacekeeping Force (KFOR)infidelsNoting that) the soldiers form the border between the protesting radicals and the peaceful municipal institutions, Kurti said: “In the past hours, our institutions have increased communication with international partners because we have a common goal of calming the situation. However, yesterday it was proven before our eyes that we have threats and dangers shared as well as fears and concerns.” Use phrases.

Stating that he would give full, unconditional and continuous support to the new mayors, Kurti said, “Democracy cannot be suspended or taken hostage. Its implementation is a guarantee of peace and security, which does not constitute a threat or danger. The Republic of Kosovo is the most democratic country in the Western Balkans.” He said.

Pointing out that there are certain names that drive the people of the North to protest violently, Corti continued his words as follows:

“Yesterday finally proved to us who we are up against: masked far-right groups destroying, attacking and burning everything they do not see as Serbs, glorifying nationalist and chauvinistic symbols like the four symbols of Russian aggression in Ukraine. Extremists and militias are not people. The Serb community must be liberated from them. We spotted most of them yesterday Today, there can be no people or groups that are stronger than the state above the law.”

Corti emphasized that despite the low turnout in elections, only elected mayors have the legitimacy to be present in municipal buildings and at the service of citizens.

Expressing that the protests targeted the government, Kurti said, “I know that there were peaceful protesters in the rallies held yesterday and today, but the protests were not peaceful. The protest that assaults the policemen who maintain order and enforce the law, and the KFOR soldiers who maintain peace and stability,” And journalists who report events from the square, not as a protest against the municipality, but against the government. Strength in Kosovo can only be achieved through elections. Not with violence and crime. ” He said.

– protests

On May 26, Kosovo Serbs protested against the election of Albanian mayors who won local elections on April 23 in the municipalities of Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavić, where Serbs are concentrated in northern Kosovo.

As protests continued in the area, the Kosovo Police and the Kosovo Peace Corps (KFOR) cordoned off municipal buildings with wire fences and increased personnel in the area.

There was a clash between the Kosovo police, who were sent to the area to protect the Albanian mayors, and the Kosovo Serbs.

Serbia also decided to station its army on the border with Kosovo.

Serbia considers Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence in 2008, to be its territory.


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