NATO ready to intervene if Serbia escalates the situation in the north of Kosovo
NATO is ready to intervene if Serbia further escalates the situation in the north of Kosovo. The Secretary General of NATO, Jean Stoletenberg, told Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to be careful with Kosovo, after the worsening of the situation in the north of the country in recent weeks.
"We have been in contact with the authorities in Belgrade, but also in Pristina, we have kept the communication channels open. We are ready to react if we have problematic situations. If necessary, we will move these troops that we have in Kosovo to take them to problem areas. We are ready to do more if necessary. We aim to reduce tensions", said Stoltenberg in the joint press conference with Vucic after the closed-door meeting they held together.
While Serbian President Aleksandër Vucic said that peace and stability are of crucial importance for Serbia.
"We explained our position, I submitted the list of incursions of special units in the north for which four mayors should have consented", he said, while insisting that the Serbian army and police never crossed the administrative line in the north of Kosovo.
"Serbia does not need anyone's foreign bases. Serbia is militarily neutral. She wants to secure her country and her people, and this is how she will behave in the future," said Vucic.
Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti will meet tomorrow for the continuation of bilateral agreements between the two countries, but before this delicate meeting both have separate meetings in Brussels with the Secretary General of NATO, Jean Stoltenberg, of the EU envoy for dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, and the US special envoy for the Western Balkans, Gabriel Escobar.