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Raids by Kosovo police in Serb majority area part of ‘provocations’ indulged by US – Moscow

Published time: 28 May, 2019 11:00
Edited time: 28 May, 2019 12:24

A member of the Kosovo Police Special Unit secures the area near the village of Cabra, near the town of Mitrovica on May 28, 2019. ©  AFP / Armend Nimani

A Kosovo police raid in the Serb-dominated area of the breakaway region is a provocation, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said, adding that Pristina’s actions were indulged by the EU and US.

Moscow regards the Tuesday intrusion by Kosovo’s special forces (ROSU) into the Serb-populated northern municipalities as a “provocation,” spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

Pristina’s ultimate aim, she explained, is “to intimidate and force out the non-Albanian population and forcibly establish control of the area.”

On Tuesday morning, Kosovo special forces (ROSU) launched a raid in the town of Zubin Potok in the Serb-dominated north-western part of Kosovo. Gunfire was reportedly heard on the streets as police, according to Pristina, targeted an “organized crime network.” Over a dozen ethnic Serbs are said to have been arrested.

Moscow said the operation violates the agreements between Belgrade and Pristina which prohibit Kosovo special forces, armed with long-barreled weapons, from penetrating deep into the Serbian municipalities.

Nevertheless it happens over and over again in the recent years with the connivance of the KFOR which have the UN Security Council mandate to ensure peace and security in the region.

Such “defiance” of Pristina stems from the “perennial indulgence” on behalf of the EU and the US, Zaharova said, accusing Kosovo leaders of inciting inter-ethnic hostility.

Following the raids, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic put the country’s army on high alert and accused Kosovo authorities of “criminalizing” ethnic Serbs.

R ~ Maybe the narrative needs to be reversed here. Serbians are native to Kosovo. They need not be termed 'ethnic' to distinguish them from the people. Those who invaded Kosovo are not indigenous to Kosovo and should be those termed 'ethnic' - to distinguish them from the people who they have tried to destroy for nearly two millennia. A people who fought them off definitively a long time ago, until Clinton.
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