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And on the tension between Serbia and Kosovo, the Serbian Prime Minister said: “I am worried that the tension will escalate further.” While using his statements, Kosovo’s Interior Minister reassured his citizens that the Kosovo Police had sufficient capacity.

Serbian Prime Minister Ana BrnabicEvaluate the rising tension with the roadblocks erected by Kosovo Serbs in northern Kosovo and the recent developments at Radio Television Serbia (RTS).

Ten days after Kosovo Serbs, who protested the arrest of former Serbian police officer Dejan Pantik, barricaded border crossings in northern Kosovo, Brnabic said, “The Kosovo Serbs are just looking for their rights. They are demanding where Pantik is, so he can get his medication.” “. He rated it.

Arguing that Kosovo has violated the Brussels Treaty and stating that NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR) placed the barbed wire because of the demonstration on the Kosovo border yesterday, Brnabic said:

Security forces increase their presence. The Kosovo Armed Police continues to be present in the area. I worry that tensions will escalate further. We will do our best to maintain peace and stability, but I don’t see stability for Kosovo Serbs.”

Kosovo response

Kosovo’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhelal Sveçla In response to Serbia’s demonstration, he assured the citizens of Kosovo that the Kosovo Police had sufficient capacity to deal with criminal structures.

Minister Svicla, in his social media post, called the demonstration “a high-profile episode of the Serbian-Russian hybrid war against the Republic of Kosovo,” and argued that Belgrade and Moscow knew which non-state actors they used to cross the Republic of Kosovo. Garenni border crossing.

He claimed that the demonstrators who were targeting the crossing of the border crossing in Sweden, like Demanjan Kenzevic, who is affiliated with the Russian “Wagner” organization, used the following statements:

Masked and armed in the streets and on the barricades, with the support of the Russian spy center in Nis, Serbia, are trying to undermine our sovereignty with aggressive provocations to divert attention from aggression in Ukraine. I would like to reassure all our citizens that the Kosovo Police has all the necessary capabilities to deal with criminal structures and that we are making all the necessary assessments of the most efficient and timely way to do so.”

On the other hand, the KFOR announced that it will conduct military exercises near the Novo Selo base in the north of the country.

He announced that the exercise, which aims to train KFOR units in a way that guarantees freedom of movement, will include a series of tactical simulations and logistical activities using heavy vehicles and helicopters, as well as military units.

Tension between Kosovo and Serbia

After the arrest of former Serbian police officer Pantek, tensions between Kosovo and Serbia escalated dramatically.

In response to Bantik’s detention, Kosovo Serbs have been manning the barricades they have set up at the Yarenje and Brinjak border crossings since 10 December.

The European Union, NATO and the United States of America called for de-escalation and the removal of roadblocks in northern Kosovo. Serbia had asked the Kosovo Force to deploy the Serbian army and police in northern Kosovo.

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

Serbia and Kosovo, which clash periodically, are trying to find a common way to normalize relations, and eventually the two countries get to know each other, within the scope of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue process that began in 2011 with the mediation of the European Union.


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