Around 600 British soldiers will be deployed to reinforce the presence in Kosovo NATO A spokesman for the coalition announced this Sunday that a heavily armed attack took place in the former Serbian province on September 24. “The United Kingdom will send approximately 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment, who will join the 400 other British soldiers already there. Kosovo For exercises. Reinforcements from other Alliance countries will follow,” NATO spokesman Dylan White said.
The 200 new deployments, in addition to the existing 400 for the exercises, came from a reserve force for Kfor to deal with renewed tensions with British forces in Kosovo over the weekend by NATO. region. KFOR, which has been in the country since the 1998-1999 war, is the main organization responsible for the country’s security with 4,500 soldiers from 27 countries.
New calls for peace
“This decision follows a violent attack against Kosovo police on September 24 and rising tensions in the region,” he said, without specifically referring to U.S. statements on Friday that warned of a Serbian military deployment along Kosovo’s border. NATO again called for peace this Sunday and demanded it Belgrade According to this spokesperson, Pristina is resuming the path of dialogue as soon as possible, “the only way to achieve sustainable peace”.
A Kosovar Albanian police officer was killed in an ambush last Sunday in northern Kosovo, where many towns are Serb-dominated. A firefight broke out between Kosovar police special forces and armed Serbian commandos. This is one of the most serious escalations to occur in Kosovo in recent years.
The Serbia Kosovo comes a decade after a deadly war between independence guerrillas and Serb forces, with an Albanian majority, refuses to recognize the independence of its former southern province, which ended after a NATO bombing campaign.
Source : BalkanTravellers