Serbian prime Minister Ana Brnabic said in Poznań on Friday that her Kosovo counterpart Ramush Haradinaj told her the news on Pristina’s ban on Belgrade’s officials’ visits to Kosovo was fake news, the Beta news agency reported.
Brnabic, who attends the Western Balkans Summit in Poland, as a part of the Berlin Process, said she was surprised that the advisors to “the so-called Foreign Minister spread fake news,” adding “she was glad (the news was fake since that reduces tensions in the region).”
Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry reportedly decided on Thursday to forbid all Belgrade’s officials to enter Kosovo for “as long as Serbia’s behaviour” remains as it is, N1 has reported.
Jetlir Zyberaj, an advisor to Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli, wrote on his Facebook profile the decision was taken “after threats and attacks in the north, (where local Serbs create a majority) and other issues.”
“Due to hybrid threats Serbia makes against Kosovo, constant propaganda and fake news about the country and our people… the Ministry won’t allow any official from Belgrade to visit Kosovo, and all requests will be denied as long as such behaviour continues,” Zyberaj wrote.
Some Belgrade officials said they got the news on ban confirmed by Pristina officials on Thursday.