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NATO has announced that it will send reinforcements to the peacekeeping force (KFOR) in Kosovo, where tensions have been running high in recent days.

According to a statement issued by the NATO Joint Force Command in Naples, the decision to send additional forces was taken due to recent events and 30 KFOR soldiers were injured in these incidents.

In this context, the Operational Rescue Force, which was ready to be deployed within 7 days in the Western Balkans, was mobilized.

Regimental size reservists are stationed in Italy and mobilized in times of crisis or in the face of an escalating threat, at the request of the NATO Joint Force Commander.

In addition, a battalion of multinational soldiers has been ordered to reduce its readiness to deploy from 14 days to 7 days to support KFOR in case of need.

Admiral Stuard Munch, commander of NATO’s Combined Forces in Naples, stated that sending additional forces to Kosovo had been decided as a precaution to provide the capabilities that KFOR needs to ensure security.

Munch said: “All parties must abandon actions that undermine peace in all regions of Kosovo.” Use the phrase.

It was noted that the NATO Joint Force Command in Naples is closely monitoring the situation in Kosovo and will continue to coordinate with KFOR to provide the capabilities and forces it may need.

30 KFOR soldiers wounded in Kosovo

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.

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

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