Over 50 injured in clashes with NATO forces in Kosovo – Kommersant

As a result of clashes between Serbs and representatives of NATO forces (KFOR) in partially recognized Kosovo, more than 50 people sought medical help. This publication reports news with reference to the director of the clinic in Kosovska Mitrovica Zlatan Elek. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on the background of what is happening spoke with an appeal. 41 NATO mission soldiers (KFOR) were injured.

He blamed Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti for what was happening. According to Mr. Vučić, the prime minister provokes conflicts in Kosovo and Metohija. “Albin Kurti organized everything so that there would be a conflict between the Serbs and NATO,” the President of Serbia said. He also spoke about the Serb clash with KFOR forces and Kosovo special forces. According to him, one of the commandos opened fire in the direction of the Serbs, as a result of which one person was wounded. As a result, 4 Serbs were detained, and 41 KFOR soldiers were also injured.

In his address, Alexander Vučić announced a meeting with representatives of the UK, Germany, Italy, the USA and France on May 30. The meeting, he said, is scheduled for eight o’clock.

The Serbs attempted to seize offices in the municipality of Zvecan, 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the capital Pristina, where an ethnic Albanian was elected mayor last week, AP reported. Clashes began in the morning between ethnic Serbs and the police. In the afternoon, KFOR soldiers called on the Serbs to clear the way for two vehicles of the Kosovo Special Forces. Then, according to eyewitnesses and local media, the soldiers used tear gas and stun grenades to protect the Kosovo officers in the vehicles and disperse the protesters, one vehicle was set on fire.

Read about the development of the situation in the publication “Kommersant” “Serbs faced off with rallies.”


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