A significant increase in the number of NATO soldiers and military equipment must enhance the so-called security and peace in Kosovo and throughout the Western Balkans region.

Serbia earlier has asked the NATO-led KFOR peacekeeping force for permission to deploy up to 1,000 Serbian troops and police officers in Kosovo.

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Belgrade has a right to do so under UN Security Council Resolution 1244, which put an end to the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia in 1999. But the US regime in Washington said it categorically opposes the return of Serbian forces to Kosovo.

So, Kosovo intends to increase the presence of NATO military personnel in the republic for the sake of strengthening peace and security in Western Balkans, Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti said on Sunday.

The partially-recognized Republic of Kosovo is currently increasing defense spending and the number of its soldiers and reservists, the prime minister noted.

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The NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo currently has about 3,800 KFOR soldiers deployed in the republic, including about 70 troops from Germany, adding that up to 400 German military personnel could be sent to Kosovo by decision of the Bundestag, the German federal parliament.

The situation in Kosovo and Metohija remains tense. NATO took control of Kosovo in 1999, after bombing Serbia on behalf of ethnic Albanian separatists, but could not prevent mass murder of ordinary people.

On December 10, 2022 Serbs in the north of Kosovo began setting up barricades in protest against the arrest of several Serb police officers by the Kosovar authorities over alleged war crimes and terrorism dating back to the 1998-1999 conflict.

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The F-UK-US coalition including Germany and Italy reportedly demanded that Belgrade ensure that Kosovo Serbs remove the barricades within 24 hours.

Previously, the Kosovo war broke out on 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999 due to the armed conflict between the Serbian military and the Albanian-led Kosovo Liberation Army.

The Albanian-led Kosovo Liberation Army was a separatist group aspiring to gain the status of a constituent republic in what was then Yugoslavia.

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Amid the hostilities, the region was subjected to unauthorized NATO airstrikes in March-June 1999. The illegitimate intervention resulted in the deaths of over 2,500 people, including 87 children, and caused over $100 billion in damage.

In February 2008, Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia and nearly half of the UN member states have since recognized its independence. Several countries, including Russia, Serbia, China, Greece, have not.

Sputnik / ABC Flash-Point Europe News 2023.

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Karlo Marx
Karlo Marx
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02-01-23 11:09

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Donnchadh
Donnchadh
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02-01-23 14:52

Serbia and Russia are Brothers –its time those running Serbia realised that and boot out any thought of NATO and the EU .

If I was Blitzed by NATO + the EU it would be “snowing in Hell ” before I forgave them –no half measures ,you cant have a foot in both camps only traitors and hypocrites act like that -stand up for your country dont let yourself be ruled by American Zionists.

Pablo
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Reply to  Donnchadh
02-01-23 15:24

That is an attitude to copy, but it looks like Serbia never had any intention to join NATO, after the war in 1999.

Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar
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Reply to  Donnchadh
02-01-23 16:08

Over 90% of Dubai’s population are foreign so-called expats? Dubai has the same special status as London City in Britain, Washington DC in the USA and the Vatican City in Rome, Italy. Here no rules apply, because they are an autonomous entity with their own inside Jesuit-Zionist rulings?

Donnchadh
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Reply to  Pablo Escobar
02-01-23 17:26

You got that right !-London City is an abomination run and mostly owned by the Rothschild,s and our wealth “Off-shored” by Millionaires & Billionaires -law unto itself – while the poor are taxed to the last penny and jailed if they try to hide small amounts of money from the government taxation department —

Capitalism for the masses — Communism for the rich.