NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today after the meetings with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in Brussels that KFOR has already increased its presence in the north of Kosovo and Metohija and that it is ready to act in the event of an escalation of the situation in the Province, but that it is primarily working to calm tensions through contacts. with Belgrade and Pristina.
– We have a significant military mission in Kosovo of close to 4,000 soldiers and this already helps to prevent tensions, escalation and any conflict, Stoltenberg said in response to Bloomberg’s question whether KFOR would be ready to intervene in the event of an escalation of the situation in Kosovo.
Stoltenberg added that KFOR is in close contact with the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Army and the authorities in Belgrade and Pristina, adding that this is a way to prevent misunderstandings and to act in situations like the one seen at the end of July.
– We are ready to act. We have already increased our presence in the north, but we are ready to work to reduce tensions and ensure the safety of the movement of the Serbian population, Stoltenberg said.
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