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The European Parliament is expected to approve a resolution on Kosovo-Serbia relations

The European Parliament is expected to approve a resolution on Kosovo-Serbia

The European Parliament (EP) is expected to adopt an extraordinary resolution on relations between Kosovo and Serbia later this month, following the attack by an armed Serb group on the Kosovo Police in the north of the country on September 24, the Croatian MP announced on Monday. , Tonino Picula.

The request for this resolution was made by Picula himself, regarding the relations between the two neighboring countries and the security situation in the north of Kosovo after the attack.

Picula said that he received the necessary majority for his proposal and that this resolution will be discussed in the second plenary session during this month.

"We condemn the recent aggression of armed terrorists against the Kosovo police officer. All the facts about this attack must be clarified and those responsible must face justice", said Picula.

The Kosovo Police was attacked by an armed Serb group in the village of Banjské, in the municipality of Zveçan on September 24, where Sergeant Afrim Bunjaku was killed. The attackers took refuge in the village monastery, after having ambushed a police patrol, from where they continued the confrontation with the police, and as a result three of them were killed.

The Kosovar police arrested and detained three attackers, as well as found an extraordinary arsenal of weapons at the scene after the attack.

Serbia has denied Kosovo's accusations that it was involved in this attack, described as a terrorist attack by the Kosovar authorities.

The relations between Kosovo and Serbia, the progress of the dialogue and tensions in the north, will be discussed on Tuesday, October 3, in a plenary session of the European Parliament.

Five days after the attack , Millan Radoiçiqi took responsibility for this attack, and resigned from the post of vice president of Lista Serbe - the largest party of Serbs in Kosovo, which has the support of the Serbian Government.

The attack in the north came about two weeks after Kurti and Vuçiqi failed to reach an agreement on normalizing relations during the high-level dialogue meeting brokered by the European Union on September 14 in Brussels.

Prishtina believes that it should be mutual recognition, while Belgrade insists on a compromise solution.

Serbia does not recognize the independence of Kosovo, declared in 2008, and has the support of allies Russia and China against it for this./rel

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