Kosovo authorities plan to have special police units storm in and take over the Trepca (mining complex) plant in the north of Kosovo and Metohija. That is according to a report in Belgrade-based daily Blic, carried by Tanjug on Wednesday.
The daily said Kosovo Albanians would in that way infiltrate into the majority Serb part (of Kosovo).
A source from diplomatic circles in Pristina told Blic that KFOR has knowledge of these preparations and does not rule out the possibility of Kosovo institutions embarking on such an action.
The unnamed source is further quoted as stating that implementation this campaign – and whether it will happen at all – also directly depends on the internal political developments in Pristina, but also on decisions of “broader political developments around Kosovo.” “However, the basics and the intention for the operation exists,” the source said.
Earlier, Pristina passed a law on Trepca and its statute, as for this reason the Kosovo institutions consider Trepca as their property “based on Kosovo laws,” Blic daily reports.