NATO claims it really is prepared to intervene in Kosovo if ‘stability is jeopardized’

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NATO-led forces are organized to intervene in northern Kosovo if stability in the location is jeopardized. 

NATO reported in a statement Sunday that tensions are on the rise in the Northern municipalities of Kosovo and Kosovo Power Pristina (KFOR) was checking the problem closely. 

FILE: A view from the road to the Jarinje and Bernjak border crossings after Kosovo Serbs removed the barricades they had set up, in Jarinje, Kosovo on October 02, 2021. 

FILE: A see from the highway to the Jarinje and Bernjak border crossings just after Kosovo Serbs taken off the barricades they had established up, in Jarinje, Kosovo on Oct 02, 2021. 
(Photograph by Erkin Keci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Pictures)

KFOR, the NATO-led peacekeeping pressure, was set up in 1999 with the adoption of UN Safety Council Resolution 1244 which came in response to the worsening humanitarian disaster. 

Tensions are once more on the increase amid a new federal government regulation that will compel people moving into Kosovo with Serbian IDs to switch them with a momentary doc during their keep there. 


On Sunday, ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo – a partially acknowledged state bordered by Serbia in the Balkans – blocked two key border crossings with Serbia to protest the new rule. 

NATO reported KFOR was monitoring the condition closely “and is organized to intervene if balance is jeopardized.” 

“KFOR maintains a obvious and agile posture on the ground, and the KFOR Commander is in call with all of his principal interlocutors, including the representatives of the Kosovo security corporations and the Serbian of Protection,” NATO explained in a assertion. 

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The new regulation was set to just take influence on August 1, but Kosovo announced later on Sunday it would postpone the conclusion on license plates and Serbian-issued IDs till September 1. 

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