The May 28 raids by Kosovo forces in the Serb-dominated area of the breakaway region is a provocation, the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.
The Russian side emphasized that actions of Kosovo’s special forces (ROSU) were indulged by the EU and US.
Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that Pristina’s man aim is “to intimidate and force out the non-Albanian population and forcibly establish control of the area.”
She also explained Pristina’s aggressive behaviour with the “perennial indulgence” on behalf of the EU and the US.
Jutros kod Zubinog Potoka. pic.twitter.com/Rfz3EHndKU
— адв.Владимир Ђукановић (@serbia_forever) May 28, 2019
The ROSU launched a raid in the town of Zubin Potok in the Serb-dominated north-western part of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (Serbia’s official name of Kosovo).
Some media outlets reported gunfire during the raids, which Pristina described as an operation against an organized crime. Over a dozen ethnic Serbs are said to have been arrested.
The raid violates the agreements between Belgrade and Pristina which prohibit the ROSU armed with long-barreled weapons from penetrating deep into the Serbian municipalities.
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