The NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo (KFOR) is ready to intervene in accordance with its mandate if the situation in the country deteriorates.
According to Ukrinform, this is stated in a tweet posted by KFOR statement.
“The overall situation in Kosovo’s northern municipalities is tense. The NATO-led KFOR mission is closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to intervene, in accordance with its mandate, if stability is threatened,” the statement said.
It is noted that the KFOR mission “is fully focused on the daily implementation of its mandate to ensure security and freedom of movement for the entire population of Kosovo.”
It was also noted that the NATO-led mission continues to fully support the process of normalization of relations between Pristina and Belgrade “through dialogue facilitated by the EU and calls on all parties to continue negotiations.”
Serbs in northern Kosovo reportedly blocked a main road near the Jarinje border crossing with trucks on Sunday. A blockade is also reported on the Pristina-Raska road.
The Kosovo police announced that due to the blockade, the border crossings of Jarinje and Brnjak are closed. People take alternative routes.
According to media reports, the Ibar bridge in the city of Mitrovica, connecting the northern Serbian part and the southern Albanian, was blocked by KFOR forces, the NATO-led international forces responsible for ensuring stability in Kosovo, put on alert.