Kosovo police has reacted to the information that Pristina authorities launched “Steel Ring” action, Tanjug news agency reported. The action implies blockades on the roads and checks of people and vehicles.
Asked by Tanjug news agency if it is true that Pristina has activated police units in order to block the alternative roads from central Serbia and what is the reason for it, the police spokesperson Baki Kelani responded “that there is nothing concrete” and the police works to prevent organized crime and smuggling, undertaking actions based on legal authorization.
Earlier, Belgrade-based tabloids reported that Pristina authorities undertook police actions that imply blocking of the roads and checks of people and vehicles. Telegraf.rs also reported that Kosovo police withdraw border police from crossing points towards North Macedonia and Albania, and members of these units would be deployed in the north of Kosovo and Metohija.
Meanwhile, Srpska Lista Deputy-Chair Igor Simic also reacted saying the Serbs are worried over increased police presence in the north, but also due to announcements of “fake indictments.” He appealed on both Serbs and Albanians not to fall pray to provocations.
According to Simic there are information pointing out intentions of Pristina authorities to “behead” Serb population, respectively to remove those people who could preserve peace and security, and at the same time resist against any aggression on the north of Kosovo and Metohija.
Recalling that Kosovo President Hashim Thaci admitted he has expelled Milan Radoicic, respectively confirmed there was no evidence for what Radoicic was accused about, Simic noted this way Pristina can mount any indictment against any Serb “who is disobedient.”