Serbian politician Milan Radojic who claimed responsibility for the armed incidents in northern Kosovo on 24 September, presented himself today at a police station and gave a statement. This was announced by the Serbian Interior Ministry without specifying which police station Radojic visited. The statement also said the deposition was made “in a civilian capacity” and that the resulting evidence will be evaluated by the Belgrade prosecutor general.
Milan Radovic yesterday Friday, with his written statement he took sole responsibility for the events of last Sunday in the village of Bansko. He stated that he single-handedly recruited, organized and armed the Serbs who clashed with the Kosovo police. He stated that his motivation was “to encourage the Serbian people to resist the regime of terror imposed by Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti».
Kosovo’s Interior Minister Jellal Svetsla stated that Pristina will ask Belgrade to extradite Radojic as well as all those involved in the episode who are in Serbia. Svetsla considers Belgrade’s involvement certain, pointing out that all the ammunition found was produced in Serbia in 2021 and 2022.
Meanwhile, information about movements of the Serbian army along the border with Kosovo is causing concern in Washington and Brussels.
After yesterday’s announcement by the White House to reinforce the Serbian armed forces, today followed a related statement by the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell. “The strengthening of Serbia’s military presence on the border with Kosovo is a cause for concern and must be stopped immediately,” Borel said. The president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, rejects these allegations. “The information about strengthening the combat readiness of the armed forces on the administrative border with Kosovo is untrue, I did not sign anything like that,” replies Aleksandar Vucic.
The president of Serbia spoke by phone yesterday with the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, from whom he asked that the NATO force KFOR take over the protection of the Serbian population in northern Kosovo and that the special forces of the Kosovo police leave. Blinken asked Vucic to work on de-escalation and commit to the EU-sponsored dialogue.
Source: News Beast
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