Vučič: KFOR will take control of the north of Kosovo
The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, has asked the ambassadors of the QUINT countries and the head of the European Union delegation that KFOR take care of all security issues in the north of Kosovo, inhabited by a majority of Serbs.
QUINT countries include: the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and France.
"In one of the most difficult moments for Serbia, I had an important conversation with QUINT representatives," Vučić wrote on his Instagram account, after the meeting in Belgrade on September 26.
"I have also asked why [the EU mission in Kosovo for the Rule of Law] EULEX has been refused by the Kosovo Police to participate in the operation carried out in the north of Kosovo", he added, without giving more details for his claim.
In Kosovo, the first responder for security is the Kosovo Police, then EULEX and finally the NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, KFOR.
On September 25, Vučić met with the Russian ambassador to Serbia, Aleksandar Bocan-Harchenko, to whom, as he said, he presented "the demands of the Serbian side". However, he has not indicated what the request is about.
Serbia refuses to join EU sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. One of the reasons is the support that Russia gives to Serbia for its policies towards Kosovo.
On September 24, the Kosovo Police was attacked by a group of masked and armed persons, after trying to remove the barricades placed in the village of Banjské in Zveçani.
As a result of the attack, policeman Afrim Bunjaku was killed and several other policemen were injured.
The armed group took refuge in the monastery of Banjska, from where they clashed with the Kosovo Police.
The authorities said that during the clashes, three attackers were killed, while six others were arrested.
Authorities in Kosovo have accused Millan Radoicic, vice president of Lista Serbe - the largest party of Serbs in Kosovo - of having organized and participated in the attack.
On September 26, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Kosovo, Xhelal Sveçla, published a video recorded with a drone, where Radoiçiqi is allegedly seen armed in Banjska.
Lista Serbe – the party that has the support of Belgrade – nor the institutions in Serbia have not reacted to Kosovo's accusations about Radoicic's alleged involvement.
Kosovo has made Serbia responsible for the attack, while Belgrade official Kosovo Serbs./rel