Serbian Security Council: Military on heightened readiness.

The Serbian Security Council announced today, Saturday, that the Serbian army is on high alert.

“Due to the brutal use of force by (Kosovo Prime Minister) Albin Kurti and his structures against the Serbian people of Kosovo and Metohija, the Serbian armed forces remain on high alert,” the council said in a statement released after the meeting on Saturday.

The statement added: “The KFOR/NATO forces did not carry out their work in accordance with International Resolution 1244 and the military-technical agreement in Kumanovo. Chief of Staff Milan Moiselovic is authorized to maintain direct contact with the commander of the KFOR forces in order to ensure that the KFOR/NATO forces carry out their job.”

On Friday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic put the Serbian army on high alert over the situation in Kosovo and Metohija in light of Pristina’s unilateral moves. Vučić also demanded that NATO “immediately stop the violence against the Serbs” in Kosovo and Metohija.

In Belgrade, Vučić held a meeting of the Serbian Security Council on this matter on Saturday morning with the participation of members of the government and heads of Serbian law enforcement agencies.

Yesterday, Friday, Kosovo police forces occupied the municipal buildings of Leposavić, Zubin Potok and Zvecan in the north of the province, using tear gas and stun grenades. Local Serbs attempted to keep Kosovo Albanian security forces and officials out of the area, and clashes broke out in which 10 people were injured.

For their part, the Kosovo police stated that the clashes had injured 5 police officers and damaged 4 vehicles belonging to them, 3 vehicles belonging to the European Mission (EULEX) and civilian vehicles.

The reason is the attempt of the Pristina authorities to install Albanian mayors in the north after the local elections held on April 23 in the north of Kosovo, boycotted by local Serbs.

Source: News

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