NATO says it is ready to intervene in Kosovo if “stability is threatened”.

NATO says it is ready to intervene in Kosovo if “stability is threatened”.

NATO-led forces stand ready to intervene in northern Kosovo if stability in the region is threatened.

NATO said in a statement on Sunday that tensions were rising in Kosovo’s northern communities and that Kosovo Force Pristina (KFOR) was closely monitoring the situation.

DATEI – Ein Blick von der Straße zu den Grenzübergängen Jarinje und Bernjak, nachdem die Kosovo-Serben am 2. Oktober 2021 die von ihnen errichteten Barrikaden in Jarinje, Kosovo, entfernt hatten. <span class="Urheberrechte ©">Agency Erkin Keci/Anadolu via Getty Images</span>” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/9z94Aw7LHAqn3yYn8A2k6Q–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTM5Nw–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/ utli1CbpGcopD5H0zHLOTg–~B/aD03MjA7dz0xMjgwO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media.zenfs.com/en/fox_news_text_979/196520025bd73ffc7590d4a7c04eb96a”/></p><p>FILE – A view from the road leading to the Jarinje and Bernjak border crossings after Kosovo Serbs removed barricades they had erected in Jarinje, Kosovo on October 2, 2021.  Erkin Keci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images</p><p>KFOR, the NATO-led peacekeeping force, was established in 1999 with the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 in response to the deepening humanitarian crisis.</p><p>Tensions are rising again amid a new government regulation that will force people entering Kosovo with Serbian identity cards to replace them with a temporary document during their stay there.</p><p><strong>UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT DECLARE MANDATORY EVACUATION OF DONETSK REGION</strong></p><p>On Sunday, ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo – a partially recognized state bordering Serbia in the Balkans – blocked two key border crossings with Serbia in protest of the new rule.</p><p>NATO said KFOR is closely monitoring the situation and is “ready to intervene if stability is threatened”.</p><p>“KFOR maintains a visible and agile stance on the ground, and the KFOR commander is in touch with all his key interlocutors, including representatives of Kosovan security organizations and Serbian defence,” NATO said in a statement.</p><p>The new regulation was due to come into force on August 1, but Kosovo announced later on Sunday it would postpone the decision on number plates and ID cards issued by Serbia until September 1.</p></div></div></article><nav class= Post navigation