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Violent actions in Mitrovica/Borrell: Unilateral and uncoordinated actions that endanger stability are unacceptable

  • 10/13/2021 2:32 PM
Violent actions in Mitrovica/Borrell: Unilateral and uncoordinated actions that endanger stability are unacceptable

The European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said that violent incidents in northern Kosovo must stop immediately and that the EU is in contact with Pristina and Belgrade on the situation.
"Unilateral and uncoordinated actions that endanger stability are unacceptable," Borrell said in a Twitter post, adding that all open issues between the two countries should be addressed through dialogue facilitated by the European Union.

Wednesday's tensions in the north, come days after the European Union brokered a deal to resolve the license plate issue. Thirteen days of tension were marked in late August in the north after the Government of Kosovo imposed reciprocity measures on the issue of license plates.

 Kosovo's Police actions were undertaken to fight smuggling in some municipalities of Kosovo, including that of North Mitrovica. As soon as the police forces arrived in that part, the local Serbs took to the streets to oppose the action.

"While in all other regions the police operation went smoothly, in North Mitrovica organized criminal groups have gathered, created roadblocks with various means of transport, used gas cylinders, gunshots fire and hand grenades, in order to prevent and attack customs and police officials, who have been on duty ", says the notification of the Kosovo Police and it is added that the situation in the northern part of Mitrovica has calmed down after the end of the action .

/Klara Ruci/