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US warns Kosovo, Serbia – ‘Tension serves no one’

The foreign minister of USA Anthony Blinken called today its leaders Serbia and his of Kosovo to de-escalate the tension which, as he warned, endangers their European integration.

“We call on his governments of Kosovo and her Serbia to immediately take measures to de-escalate tensions,” said the head of American diplomacy after the meeting of foreign ministers of his countries NATO in the Oslo.

“We support the process of its Euro-Atlantic integration of Kosovo and her Serbia however, the current escalation hinders (their integration) efforts rather than helping them,” he added, as reported by the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency.

The one that passed Weekend riots occurred between members of the Kosovo Serb minority and international peacekeepers KFOR, injuring around 30 soldiers and more than 50 protesters. The Serbs refuse to recognize the results of municipal elections, which they themselves boycotted, resulting in the election of Albanian mayors in the north Kosovoalthough participation did not exceed 3.5%.

The US has criticized Kosovo, which it has supported for many years, after Prime Minister Albin Kurti decided to install the mayors even though the Serbs consider the elections invalid.

“We have been clear about our concerns about some recent actions. We said this directly to the leaders in question, including the Prime Minister Kurti“, explained Blinken.

The US secretary warned against “unilateral actions” by either side after Serbia put its army on alert. “If one or the other country takes measures that would make (their European ambitions) more hypothetical, this does not serve the interests of their citizens,” he assessed.

Source: News Beast

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