Serbia/Kosovo.- Serbian President alerts Army after events in northern Kosovo

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who also serves as the Armed Forces Commander, put the Army on war alert this Friday and ordered the deployment of troops near the Kosovo border after clashes broke out between protesters and police in Serb-dominated areas. northern Kosovo.

According to state media, the government justified the measure as a response to allegations of Kosovo Police harassment of Serbian citizens in Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic in the Mitrovica region. The warning took effect immediately and implies a commitment for the Army to defend Serbia’s sovereignty.

Defense Minister Milos Vucevic assured in a television interview that Vucic had “warned” the international community about this situation for days and weeks. Belgrade believes that Kosovo prime minister Albin Kurti is trying to reach the “red line” with a bilateral “complete collapse of dialogue” and “climbing on the ground”.

The northern part of Kosovo has been a constant source of tension in recent months. In April, the majority Serb community in this segment boycotted local elections, which resulted in a minimal turnout — less than 4 percent — and a victory for representatives of parties affiliated with the Albanian minority, who are now party representatives. take the charges

The Kosovo Police intervened so that these new officials, who started on Thursday at unofficial facilities, could enter their offices this Friday. According to KosovaPress, the Serb protests continued to denounce the lack of legitimacy on the street, with incidents causing damage to police vehicles and sounding warning sirens.

Source: Noti Merica

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