The security situation in Kosovo is relatively stable despite the high number of attacks against the Serbs and non-Albanians as well as their properties over the last year, the Serbian Internal Affairs Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said on Thursday, BETA news agency reported.
Stefanovic, who was presenting Internal Ministry annual report for 2018 said at the meeting of the Serbian Parliament Defense and Security Committee that the attacks included physical assaults, arson, attacks on religious holy shrines, destruction of properties, threats and provocation.
He added the situation in Ground Safety Zone was peaceful with no terrorist attacks or provocation but with “some risk factors and the police and army are at heightened state of alert”. He noted criminals from Kosovo were crossing the boundary line to steal lumber and tools. He said the latest incident was not as serious as the media reported it to be, explaining that a local man heard what he said was a shot and reported it to the police.
The report also said the crime rates have dropped last year and the number of crimes solved had increased. The session was not attended by opposition MPs who are boycotting the Parliament.