USA Minister of Foreign Affairs Anthony Blinken, Kosovo“The United States strongly condemns the Kosovo government’s forced entry into municipal buildings in northern Kosovo. These actions were carried out despite the advice of the United States and Kosovo’s European partners, and have unnecessarily and sharply increased tensions,” he said.
Noting that this step taken by the administration weakened the efforts to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia, Blinken said, “This situation will have consequences for the bilateral relations between the United States and Kosovo. Prime Minister Albin Kurti is urged to withdraw this policy, and to avoid any action that will further increase tensions and fuel conflict. we are calling”.
In the northern part of Kosovo, in the municipalities of Leposavic, Zveçan and Zubin Potok, where mostly Serbs live, there was a clash between Kosovo Serbs and security forces, who opposed the appointment of the police.
In the statement made by the Kosovo police, it was stated that the security forces were assigned to help the mayors, who started their duties by winning the local elections held on April 23 in the relevant municipalities, to enter the official buildings.
The events that started as a result of the Kosovo Serbs gathering in front of the municipal buildings, opposing the appointment of the police, continued; It was claimed that the Serbs blocked the roads to the north of Kosovo with barricades.
On the other hand, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic “be ready” It was stated that he gave the order and the members of the army moved to the border of Kosovo.