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Media: Shooting rang out near a NATO patrol in Kosovo


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Moscow, December 26 – The unilaterally announced International Mission under the auspices of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Kosovo (KFOR) said that near a coalition patrol in the northern part of the region, the shooting took place, Reuters reported.
According to him, the KFOR said that gunshots were heard in the Zubin Potok area. As a result of the accident, no one was injured.
Tensions remain in Kosovo and Metohija. In December, police in the self-declared Republic of Kosovo arrested several police officers in the north on suspicion of war crimes during the 1998-1999 conflict and terrorism. On December 10, Kosovo Serbs set up barricades because they are working on highways in the north of the region.

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The situation at the checkpoints themselves in the municipalities of Leposavic, Zvecan and Zubin Potok is still calm, with local Serbs working in tents at night. During the day, local women also go out to the barricades. In the Serbian part of social networks, videos of the movements of military equipment in the municipality of Raska and the flight of Mi-35 helicopters of the country’s Air Force are distributed.
The Prime Minister of the self-declared Republic of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, on December 15 handed over Pristina’s application to join the European Union to the Czech Republic, which presides over the Council of the European Union. In response, the Serbian Ministry of Defense submitted a request to the NATO Mission Command of the Kosovo Force to introduce a limited contingent of up to 1,000 Serbian police and army soldiers into Kosovo in accordance with UNSCR 1244. A number of EU countries – Spain and Greece Cyprus, Slovakia and Romania do not recognize Kosovo.

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