The spokesperson for NATO’s peacekeeping force in Kosovo (KFOR), Vincenzo Grasso, said there are no indications that the situation in Kosovo’s northern part could turn violent and that the only destabilisation comes from “speculations” spread by certain individuals and some media.
“KFOR is completely committed to protecting all people. That is where the cooperation with Serb military officials also comes from so that any unexpected activity or event which could be damaging to Kosovo and Serbia can be prevented,” Grasso told Vecernje Novosti.
He added that a recent joint exercise between Kosovo’s Security Forces and Albania’s military is “an example of bad use of rhetoric.”
“The joint exercise of a few members of Albania’s military and Kosovo’s Security forces was an exercise of the ability to search and rescue, but some media portrayed it as a threat of organised violent activities in the north of Kosovo,” he said.