The Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj spoke at the beginning of the meeting of the government about today’s Kosovo Police action in the north of Kosovo.
He said such action commenced in order to establish order, and combat crime and corruption.
“Crime is not a danger only for Kosovo but for all the countries. We aspire EU integration and we should be careful with our position,” he said.
“The order of the prosecutor was to arrest, but also some raids in some cases. It started today in the morning and it commenced based on the law. At certain zones, the operation went calmly, but there was confrontation of the operation in Zubin Potok. The Kosovo Police has not used increased force. We have some injured citizens, but also arrested citizens, one of them is Russian. I appealed to Serb citizens to remain calm,” Haradinaj said.
He expressed his gratitude to Kosovo police and all involved mechanisms in today’s action in the north.
Commenting voices from Belgrade that Kosovo Security Force (KSF) was involved in the action, Haradinaj, just as KFOR earlier, denied the claims.
“The army was not involved, because there is no reason for it, it is not its duty. We have also informed international security instances, they were aware about all the parameters of this action,” he said.