The authorities of the partially recognized state of Kosovo introduced more than 200 special forces in armored vehicles to the north of the country, inhabited mainly by Serbs.
This is reported by Kosovo-Online.
The police were deployed around the city of Kosovska Mitrovitsa and blocked the entire city.
It is known that Kosovo special forces threw two stun grenades.
According to them, the situation is tense, but calm.
All cafes are closed, and women and children have hid from the streets.
"The priority of the Kosovo police is to guarantee safety for all citizens, therefore, assessing the current situation and trends in the northern municipalities, the police will increase its presence in the north in the coming days. , reasonable and legal measures," the police said in a statement.
In Serbia, which does not recognize the independence of Kosovo, and considers the region to be its territory, the government representative for Kosovo and Metohija, Petar Petkovic, will hold an extraordinary press conference.
We will remind that as a result of the 1999 war between Serbs and Albanians, Kosovo came under the control of the UN.
In 2008, the region unilaterally declared independence, which is not recognized by many countries, including Ukraine.
The ethnic majority of Kosovo are Albanians, who make up more than 90% of the total population.
At the same time, in the north of Kosovo, in the area of Kosovska Mitrovica, the majority of the population are Serbs.
Note that the latest conflict between Kosovo and Serbia over car license plates has been going on for over a year.
The Kosovo authorities have decided that Serbian cars must install temporary Kosovo license plates.
Cars with Serbian number plates will be issued with a temporary certificate and RKS ("Republic of Kosovo") numbers.
The final implementation of this decision has already been postponed several times.
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