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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti said on Thursday that mayors in northern Kosovo will remain in their posts and that Serb protesters will continue to work from their posts despite clashes with NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo.

Corti on Thursday United States of America After a phone call with Deputy National Security Adviser John Fenner, he said he would call new elections in northern Kosovo.

This call came after the United States imposed sanctions on Kosovo, which holds it responsible for escalating tensions and conflicts in the Serb-majority municipalities.

Sanctions against Kosovo include canceling participation in NATO’s 2023 military exercise, stopping US lobbying activities against countries that do not recognize Kosovo’s independence, and preventing the country from becoming a member of international organizations.

Kurti said the Belgrade-backed violence must end before the elections.

President of Kosovo Ottoman fjosa Recalling that Kosovo is ready to hold new elections in the north, he said that this proposal was made by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Schultz.

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.

in the area protestsThe Kosovo Police and the International Security Force in Kosovo cordoned off municipal buildings with wire fences and increased the number of 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 He also decided to station his army on the border with Kosovo.

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