Kosovo: high tension with Serbia, armed conflict is feared
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Kosovo: high tension with Serbia, armed conflict is feared

The Serbs do not accept the new measures launched by Pristina on the ban on Serbian identity documents and license plates in Kosovo starting from August 1st. The premier of Kosovo: Serbs opened fire on the police

New tensions have arisen this evening between Kosovo and Serbia and there are those who fear an armed clash between the two countries. The Serbs do not accept the new measures launched by Pristina on the ban on Serbian identity documents and license plates in Kosovo starting tomorrow, August 1st.

According to the Russian agency Tass, which quotes the newspaper Vecherne Novosti, the special forces of Kosovo have been moved from Prisitina to the north and to Metohija, where protests by Serbian citizens are underway. Earlier it was reported that the Serbian population of Kosovo and Metohija protested on the main highways of the region, started building barricades, several dozen people blocked the main road between Pristina and Raska.

Special units of the Kosovo police, present on the streets, began to retreat to the surrounding villages when the citizens’ rally began. Sirens are sounded in the northern part of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica. Subsequently, information appeared about sirens sounded to Zubin Potok.

According to Serbian media, around 200 Albanians gathered on the Albanian side of the bridge connecting the north and south of Kosovska Mitrovica. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, in a speech to the nation, said that the situation in Kosovo and Metohija has become very complicated for the Serbs.

The premier of Kosovo: Serbs opened fire on the police

“Outlawed” Serbian groups have opened fire on Kosovar police on the border with Serbia: Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti said so, according to reports from the Turkish news agency Anadolu.