Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo

The conflict between Serbia and Kosovo has returned as new guidelines that were due to enter in force on Monday, requires holders of Serbian IDs and passports to acquire extra paperwork to enter Kosovo, much like how Kosovars enter Serbia.
The Kosovo Force (KFOR) of NATO declared on Sunday that it is ready to step in if stability in Kosovo’s northern towns is threatened by suspected confrontations along the Serbian border.


”The overall security situation in the northern municipalities of Kosovo is tense. The NATO-led KFOR mission is closely monitoring and is prepared to intervene if stability is threatened, in accordance with its mandate, which emerges from UN Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999,” said the statement.
As Air raid sirens were heard in the Serbian border city of Mitrovica, KFOR has ordered troops to monitor the streets and implement security measures there.
Meanwhile the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, last night addressed the citizens of Serbia after a meeting at the General Staff.