1 TETOR 2021, 08:44POLITICS

NATO said it welcomes the agreement reached on Thursday between Kosovo and Serbia to de-escalate the situation in the north of Kosovo.

In a statement, NATO’s spokeswoman, Oana Lungescu said „NATO KFOR will play a key role in implementing the arrangement between Belgrade and Pristina to end tensions in the north of Kosovo“.


Since September 20, Serbs in the north of Kosovo have blocked the roads leading to the two border crossings with Serbia, Jarinja and Bernjak following the decision of the government of Kosovo to force drivers of cars with Serbian plates to replace them with temporary plates when entering Kosovo.

Meanwhile, a similar measure has also been applied by Serbia for Kosovar cars for years now.


To oversee the process, Kosovo sent special police units in the north of the country.


With the agreement reached on Thursday in Brussels, Serbs will remove barricades, special police units will withdraw from Jarinja and Bernjak to be replaced by KFOR, while temporary stickers will be placed on licence plates to cover the country’s flag.