The defense ministers of the countries-members of NATO will, this week, examine the continued obligations of NATO in Kosovo after the decision of Pristina to form its own army, said the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg.
The decision of the Kosovo authorities, at the end of last year, to turn the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) into the Armed Forces of Kosovo (KAF) received the US’s support, but caused the concern of many European countries. Serbia was strongly opposed and still opposes the forming of KAF and it has threatened with the termination of negotiations on the normalization of relations.
Several NATO countries called this decision “inappropriate” and requested that the engagement in Kosovo be re-examined.
Stoltenberg said that it was still early to say what kind of adjustments NATO would make towards Kosovo.
Pro-government Pink TV reported (unlike the other media) that Stoltenberg also said that the Kosovo armed forces could not enter into north Kosovo without an agreement with NATO and KFOR.