“The March 26 incident in northern Kosovo points to the need to continue the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in order to solve the problems in a constructive way,” said Piers Cazalet, NATO Deputy Spokesperson, denying that NATO “assessed” the procedure of Djuric’s visit to Mitrovica North, RTS reported.
RTS reported that certain local media outlets have published earlier reaction of NATO to the March events in Kosovo, when Pristina special police forces intervened in Mitrovica North, citing anonymous NATO sources, who said Djuric did not comply with the regulations when he entered northern Kosovo on March 26 and that Hashim Thaci sent the police to the north without KFOR approval.
However, RTS was told that this is not NATO’s official stance. In a replay RTS received, the procedure is not mentioned.
“The March 26 incident in northern Kosovo points to the need to continue the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, so that problems can be resolved in a constructive way. NATO fully supports the dialogue and calls for its continuation as soon as possible. This is crucial for peace and stability in the region. KFOR continues to guarantee security and freedom of movement throughout Kosovo, in accordance with Resolution 1244” said Piers Cazalet, NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Deputy Head of Press and Media.