NATO rejects Serbia’s demand to send its police to Kosovo

NATO rejects Serbia’s demand to send its police to Kosovo

La Otan assured this Sunday that his forces deployed in Kosovo “are fully qualified” to carry out their work, after the president of Serbia said yesterday that he was going to ask the Atlantic Alliance for the possibility of deployingr own soldiers and police in his ex-province, before the outbreak of tension in the area.

“Our mission for Kosovo remains extremely alert and is completely capable to carry out the mandate given to it by the UN in Kosovo,” said the NATO spokeswoman, Oana Lungescuon his official Twitter account.

This is how he responded to the announcement made yesterday by the Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucicthat he will ask NATO to be able to deploy his own soldiers in the north of Kosovo, where groups of Kosovar Serbs raised yesterday barricades to prevent Kosovo forces from taking a Serbian ex-policeman accused of terrorism.

strong condemnation

NATO also “strongly” condemned the stun grenade attack who suffered a yesterday reconnaissance patrol of the law enforcement agencies that the European Union has deployed in Kosovo.

“Any such attack is unacceptable and those responsible must To be accountable“, said Lungescu, who also asked “all parties” to reduce the tension and “contribute to the calm and the stability“.

The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Joseph Borrellto ask Kosovar Serbs on Twitter to withdraw “immediately” the barricades.

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The head of European diplomacy also assured that the EU “will not tolerate attacksagainst his forces in Kosovo.

The tensions between Kosovo and Serbia – which does not recognize the one-sided independence that his ex-province declared in 2008 – have increased in recent months to levels not seen for years. EFE


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