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Serbian army commander urges NATO to increase protections to minority Serbs in Kosovo

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Serbian military commander, General Milan Mojsilovic, is urging NATO peacekeepers to extend efforts to guard minority Serbs who’re in Kosovo. The decision for defense follows the failure of peacekeeping negotiations between the EU, Serbia and Kosovo. Final week, the EU hosted emergency talks on Friday with the purpose of defusing tensions across the borders of Serbia and Kosovo following a Kosovo police seizure of a Serb-majority municipality.

The EU hosted two separate discussions with Kosovo and Serbia in Brussels after the 2 refused to satisfy face-to-face. The seizure of the native municipality buildings in Northern Kosovo was performed to put in ethnic Albanian mayors who had been elected in a neighborhood election that Serbs boycotted. This has cumulated in clashes, and NATO has despatched reinforcements. NATO has been put in in Kosovo since 1999 in a peace-support operation referred to as the Kosovo Force (KFOR). In astatement on June 18th, it acknowledged the severity of the tensions in Northern Kosovo and reiterated its obligations to take care of peace and de-escalation. Whereas the emergency talks failed, it was agreed that an emergency election was wanted, and NATO said that it will proceed to behave “impartially.”

Normal Mojsilovic referred to as for elevated protections following the failure of discussions and stated that the “worldwide group isn’t fulfilling its obligations” to guard the minority Serbs in Kosovo. He urged KFOR to extend the Serbs’ protections and undertake extra pressing measures. Xhelal Svecla, Kosovo’s inside minister, accused Serbia of utilizing teams and organisations to destabilise the nation after a automotive with Belgrade registration was discovered containing weapons. He asserted that the Kosovo police would “proceed their commitments to the prevention” of such acts that are ‘aimed toward threatening the safety’ of the nation.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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