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Ukraine will withdraw its peacekeepers from Kosovo – UNIAN

Now 40 Ukrainian servicemen are stationed there by NATO leadership.

40 Ukrainian soldiers are in Kosovo / photo from UNIAN

Ukraine has decided to withdraw its military, who took part in the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. We are talking about KFOR – the International Peacekeeping Force in Kosovo under the leadership of NATO.

This was reported in the command of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in response to a request “RBC-Ukraine”.

“As of today, in Kosovo, the Republic of Serbia, there is a national contingent of the Armed Forces of Ukraine consisting of 40 military personnel,” they noted.

The document states that measures are currently being taken to return the military to Ukraine.

The reason was the presidential decree of March 7, 2022 No. 114 “On the recall of the national contingent and national personnel who take part in international operations to maintain peace and security.”

“The return of the national contingent will mean a temporary termination of its participation in the KFOR mission,” the command explained.

As UNIAN reported, on July 31 armed clashes broke out in northern Kosovo due to changes in the rules of travel in Kosovo.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the Kosovo army allegedly going to attack the Serbs In the north of the country. Later, he made an appeal and said that Serbia “will seek peace.”

This was followed by a statement by the KFOR contingent that he is ready to intervene in a situation where the stability of northern Kosovo is threatened.

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