The raid conducted by the members of the so-called Kosovo Security Forces in the north of Kosovo and Metohija, fully armed, which took place yesterday in the municipality of Zubin Potok, is in violation of all previously signed agreements and compromises and poses a direct threat to the Serbian people in the north of the province, said the director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Petar Petković.

“This is a direct violation of the 2013 agreement with the Secretary-General of the NATO, according to which the members of any military formation coming from Priština do not have the right to be in the north of Kosovo and Metohija without a twofold approval — from the KFOR commander and from the four Serbian mayors from the north, who have not issued any such approval. Because of that, there is not a singular cause nor justification for the raid conducted by the so-called Kosovo Security Forces two days ago, it is merely another in a series of moves made by Albin Kurti with the aim to cause tension and conflict and destabilize the situation in the field,” said Petković’s announcement.

The question is, as he said, whether someone silently allowed Kurti to act on his dangerous intentions, and who was it. For that reason it is necessary that the KFOR and the international missions operating in Kosovo and Metohija take a clear and unambiguous stand towards this flagrant breach of agreement and dangerous one-sided moves.

“Without a doubt, these militant moves being made by Albin Kurti represent a continuation of his warmongering policy with the aim of a quiet but violent occupation of the north of Kosovo and Metohija, given that Kurti is aware that there is no other way that he can ever force Serbs to accept him. The construction of illegal bases for special forces units in the north of Kosovo and Metohija has the same goal, as well as the ROSUs’ frequent raids of Serbian neighborhoods between Štrbac and Leposavić. Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija are deeply rattled by these threats and the rattling of weapons, but also determined to not fall for provocation, as they are aware that the country of Serbia and the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić stand behind them,” concluded Petković.