Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic instructed Chief of General Staff Milan Mojsilovic to go to the Kosovo border last night, after the tension in Kosovo escalated.
Serbian President Vucic sends Chief of General Staff to Kosovo border
Serbian Chief of General Staff Milan Mojsilovic told Serbian media that the situation in Kosovo is complex and the presence of the Serbian army in the border region is required in the coming period.
Mojsilovic, who came to the city of Raska, 10 kilometers from the Kosovo border, last night upon the instruction of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic , said, “The instructions received by the Serbian army will be strictly, clearly and fully implemented.”
Gunshots RISE TENSION
Vucic’s decision to send Mojsilovic to the border with Kosovo comes after allegations that Kosovo police tried to remove a barricade set up by the Serbs in Zubin Potok, in the north of the country, during which clashes broke out. While the Serbian media announced that there were gunfire from Zubin Potok, the Kosovo police denied the allegations by stating that they were not involved in any armed conflict.
Kosovo media, on the other hand, wrote that soldiers of NATO’s Peacekeeping Force in Kosovo (KFOR) were located where the gunshots were heard. In the statement released by KFOR, it was announced that the soldiers patrolling in Zubin Potok were shot near, but no injuries or property damage occurred.
Kosovo Interior Minister Xhelal Sveçla described the gunfire heard near the KFOR patrol as “a game of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic”.
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