NATO warns Kosovo to avoid conflicts with Serbia


(MENAFN) On Sunday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has informed the separate district of Kosovo to evade any careful aggravations among growing pressures with Serbia. He issued the cautionary through a tweet.

“Pristina must de-escalate & not take unilateral, destabilising steps,” Stoltenberg tweeted, depicting an “EU-led dialogue” among Pristina and Belgrade as “the only way to peace & normalisation."

NATO Kosovo Force, the bloc’s peacekeeping task positioned in the area since 1999, would “continue to ensure a safe & secure environment,” he declared.

Stoltenberg's declaration came after a weekend of vicious conflicts among law enforcement forces and ethnic Serbian protesters in four cities in northern Kosovo.

On Friday, three out of the four cities’ recently-elected mayors were accompanied by police into their headquarters, infuriating the protestors, who allegedly bombarded the officers with rocks. Law enforcement forces then positioned tear gas as well as water cannons against the mobs.

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