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KFOR: ROSU can move throughout Kosovo (N1, Politika)

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The KFOR commander, Italian General Giovanni Fungo said to daily Politika that members of the Kosovo Police Special Units (ROSU) can move throughout Kosovo without the permission of KFOR; and added that it was regulated by the Brussels agreement (2013) between Belgrade and Pristina.

-On the basis of the Brussels Agreement of 2013 between Belgrade and Pristina, Kosovo’s institutions are not required to seek approval from KFOR for their police forces to move throughout the territory of Kosovo, said Fungo.

KFOR would continue to conduct regular security assessments to determine whether it is necessary to take any measures, Fungo has thus responded to the question of Politika whether KFOR can protect the Serbs in Kosovo with 4,000 soldiers, when during the March pogrom with 50,000 was not able.

The Italian general said that if the mandate of the Kosovo Security Force evolved in a manner proposed by Pristina, or the KSF turns into an army of Kosovo then NATO will have to reconsider their level of commitment, particularly in terms of capacity building.

Responding to a question whether it is true that KFOR do not enter the camps of the Islamic state in Kosovo, Fungo said that the mandate of KFOR in Kosovo does not include the fight against terrorism, but that it was ready to respond to any threat.

Fungo claimed that the number of interethnic incidents in Kosovo significantly reduced, and the KFOR soldiers monitor only the Orthodox Dečani Monastery, while other objects of the Serbian Orthodox Church were under police protection, which were considered to be at risk.

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