The tense situation on the Kosovo-Serbia border, in addition to reactions from within Kosovo - both from local and international representatives - has also prompted reactions from various European countries - and not only.

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, welcomed the decision of the Government of Kosovo to postpone the reciprocity of license plates and IDs issued by Serbia until September 1 and said that he expects the blockades imposed by the Serbs in the north to be removed immediately.

While the EU's special representative for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajçak, has welcomed the decision of the Government of Kosovo to postpone until September 1, the implementation of the decisions on license plates and identity cards.

And in addition to these, regarding these developments, among the many reactions is that of the Turkish diplomat, Mevlut Çavuşoğlu, Telegrafi reports.

Through a post on Twitter, Çavuşoğlu said that after the situation created in the north of Kosovo, he talked with his counterparts, the one from Kosovo and the one from Serbia.

Spoke with my #Serbian & #Kosovar counterparts regarding the recent tension.

Peace and stability in the Balkans have always been a priority for Turkey.

New tensions will not help anyone.

Turkey is ready to do whatever is necessary to reduce the tension.

— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) July 31, 2022

"I spoke with my Serbian and Kosovar counterparts about the recent tension.

Peace and stability in the Balkans have always been a priority for Turkey.

New tensions will not help anyone.

Turkey is ready to do whatever is necessary to reduce tensions," Çavuşoğlu wrote.

Besides him, a reaction has also come from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics.

Closely following events in the Northern #Kosovo, everyone, especially in #Serbia, should keep a cool head and should avoid inflammatory rhetoric and actions

— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevičs) July 31, 2022

"Following closely the events in the north of Kosovo.

Everyone, especially in Serbia, should be cool-headed and should avoid rhetoric and inciting actions," Rinkevics wrote on Twitter.

While the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Carl Bildt, has made two reactions.

"Another crisis on the Kosovo-Serbia border... No one should have an interest in the situation getting out of control...", he wrote at a time when the situation in the north was tense.

Bildt also made another reaction immediately after the Government of Kosovo announced that the decision to postpone the decision on reciprocity until September 1, 2022.

At least a pause in the 🇽🇰🇷🇸 potential crisis.

Time to restart attempts to defuse the situation.

Saner souls prevailed for the time being.

https://t.co/S4BR8QYoYL

— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) July 31, 2022

"At least a pause in the possible crisis (on the Kosovo-Serbia border).

Time to resume efforts to calm the situation."

Another crisis on the 🇽🇰 🇷🇸 border.

Emotions are running very high, notably on the 🇷🇸 side, but no one should have an interest in the situation getting out of hand.

I hope saner souls prevail.

https://t.co/wxvSRYzY99

— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) July 31, 2022

Otherwise, as was reported on Sunday, in the north of Kosovo, in addition to the barricades, there were gunshots which were also confirmed by the Kosovo Police - and some citizens were mistreated at the border.

In some places, the police announced that shots were fired at police units, but that no one was injured.

These developments came while the Government of Kosovo had warned that as of today (August 1, 2022), the implementation of reciprocity with Serbia for license plates and IDs would begin.

And a day before this decision came into force, the local Serbs in the north of the country started their protests by placing barricades on the roads that lead to two border crossing points with Serbia - Jarinje and Bërnjak.

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