Unrest in Kosovo – NATO forces ready to intervene if necessary – UNIAN

They are closely monitoring the situation.


KFOR contingent (international security forces in Kosovo led by NATO) is ready to intervene if the stability of northern Kosovo is threatened.

This is stated in the official statement. KFOR.

“The NATO-led KFOR Mission is closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to intervene if stability is threatened, in accordance with its mandate under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999,” the statement said.

Recall that the current composition of the contingent of the international security forces in Kosovo has 3,775 foreign troops from 28 states, mainly NATO members and their allies. Among them are 40 Ukrainian servicemen.

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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 at midnight. Later, he made an appeal and said that Serbia “will seek peace.”

“But I’ll tell you right away, there will be no surrender, and Serbia will win. If they try to start persecuting Serbs, bullying Serbs, killing Serbs, Serbia will win. That’s all I want to say,” the president said.

Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti blamed the unrest on the President of Serbia and Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Petar Petkovic.

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