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Djuric: An illegal armed formation, KFOR to disarm them (Serbian media)

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Regional broadcaster N1 reports that Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric told reporters in the Government of Serbia that Kosovo Army for Serbia is an illegal armed formation on the territory of Serbia, formed with an aim of violently changing the borders of the country. “The decision on its formation aims […]

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Serbian FM Dacic: We will seek an urgent session of the UN Security Council due to the Pristina’s decision (Tanjug, RTS)

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RTS reports that Serbia will seek today the holding of an urgent session of the UN Security Council due to the worst violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 by the Pristina’s decision to form a Kosovo army, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said. “This is the most direct threat to peace and stability in […]

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Kosovo Government congratulates citizens on creation of army (media)

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The government of Kosovo issued a statement following Assembly’s vote to form an army congratulating the citizens of Kosovo and expressing gratitude for NATO, KFOR, the United States, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and all other countries that served for peace in Kosovo. The government said the Law on the Kosovo Security Force defines the […]

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Finland congratulates Kosovo on army (Zeri)

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“The Finnish Embassy congratulates Kosovo for the adoption of three laws initiating the process of transition of the Kosovo Security Force. We encourage Kosovo institutions to continue cooperation with NATO allies and other partners as well as efforts in achieving normalization of relations with Serbia. Dialogue and building trust among communities are vital for the regional […]

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Assembly votes to create Kosovo Army (media)

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Kosovo Assembly MPs approved today the legislation package transforming the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into a military force, media report. Koha notes that in a rare show of unity, Assembly of Kosovo Assembly approved the three draft laws giving KSF additional powers and transforming KSF Ministry into a Ministry of Defence.  Zeri writes that with […]

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EU reacts to the creation of Kosovo army (Kallxo)

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European Union has issued a statement following Kosovo Assembly’s adoption of laws giving the Kosovo Security Force additional powers. “The Kosovo Assembly adopted today a legislation on the Kosovo Security Force. Like NATO, the European Union continues to share the view that the mandate of the KSF should only be changed through an inclusive and […]

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Kosovo Parliament Votes to Create an Army, Defying Serbia and NATO (NYT)

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Kosovo’s Parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army from its security forces, a move fiercely opposed by NATO and neighboring Serbia, which said it would threaten peace in the war-scarred Balkan region. All 107 lawmakers present in the 120-seat Parliament voted in favor of passing three draft laws to turn the 4,000-member […]

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Rakic: Pristina has showed it does not want peace (TV Most)

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At the extraordinary press conference of the Crisis Committee of the four northern Kosovo municipalities, President of Serbian List Goran Rakic ​​said Pristina’s decision to form Kosovo army showed that it did not want peace. Rakic ​​has called on Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija to remain peaceful, not to fall for provocations. He stressed that […]

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Haradinaj: The Army belongs to everyone (RTK)

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After the creation of the Army, the Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj, congratulated in a media statement all citizens of Kosovo. He said the army belongs to everyone. “It is an army of everyone, we will always be for peace. This is not an army to turn against its own population, be them in […]

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Kosovo legislature approves creation of national army (DW)

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Serbia opposed the move, accusing Pristina of “beating war drums.” The law would create a new department of defense and convert the Kosovo Security Force into an army. The US pushed for the move, but NATO reacted warily. https://bit.ly/2SODcmJ

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Kosovo’s Panda Café Massacre Mystery Unresolved 20 Years On (Balkan Insight)

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Two decades after the ‘Panda Café massacre’ of six young Serbs, which fuelled the war in Kosovo, no one has been convicted and ethnic Albanians who were wrongly arrested still suffer the consequences. The Panda Café, a small, drab coffee bar in the western Kosovo town of Peja/Pec, looks almost the same as it did […]

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Mustafa: Kosovo army to serve peace, security and stability (Telegrafi)

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Leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) Isa Mustafa congratulated the people of Kosovo on the creation of the army saying his party has continuously supported the advancement of the Kosovo Security Force. “The Democratic League of Kosovo was committed to ensuring this process be in cooperation with the U.S., NATO, EU and other […]

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