Online media carry UNMIK’s statement following the developments in the north and the detention of two of its staff members.
UNMIK said it was following with great concern developments in the northern Kosovo, including the detention of two UN staff members during the course of their duties by Kosovo Police.
“Both staff members were subsequently transferred to hospital for treatment of injuries. We are establishing the precise circumstances, in close coordination with all international agencies on the ground”, the statement reads adding: “The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo Mr. Zahir Tanin called for the immediate release of the UN staff members, adding “any harm to United Nations staff will be met with the highest degree of diplomatic and international legal responses. I urge all parties to abide by the principles of rule of law and dignity for all to life and liberty, and to help restore calm and security in the area.”
UNMIK also said it will provide more information at the appropriate time.