31.05.2023 18:17 Last Update: 31.05.2023 18:17
News Source: UAV
As the tension between Kosovo and Serbia continues, the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti met in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak attended the meeting held within the scope of Bratislava Global Security Forum (GLOBSEC).
In a statement on his social media account, Borrell stated that they discussed the tension in the north of Kosovo during the meeting and said, “The current situation is dangerous and unsustainable. “We urgently need a de-escalation and a solution through dialogue so we can get back to our work on implementing the agreement reached,” he said.
“The attacks of the Serbian militia against the police, KFOR and journalists are unacceptable”
Kurti said in a statement regarding the meeting, “It has been reiterated that the attacks of the Serbian militias against the police, KFOR and journalists are unacceptable. “The way forward is based on democracy, the rule of law and the full and swift implementation of the Fundamental Agreement.”
“We urgently need a political solution”
Lajcak, on the other hand, mentioned the situation in the Western Balkans, especially the tension in the north of Kosovo, during his many meetings and speeches and said, “We urgently need a political solution. Violence is unacceptable,” he said.
In Kosovo, on April 23, the early local councils were held in the municipalities of Mitrovica, Zubin Potok, Leposavic and Zvecan, where Serbs are concentrated. elections It was boycotted and the candidates of the Albanian political parties won the election. Last week, the Serbs did not allow the Albanian-born mayors to enter the municipal buildings, and tensions increased in the region. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic ordered the army to be vigilant upon the rise of tension in Kosovo, and the army was sent to the border. 30 KFOR soldiers were injured in the incidents.