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Kosovo: police remove illegal Serb structures

Fierce protest in Belgrade, they want to intimidate the Serbs

07 July, 13:57
(ANSA) - PRISTINA, JUL 7 - In Kosovo, special forces of the police launched an operation this morning to remove 'illegal structures' in the Serbian enclave of Shtrpce, north of the country. Breaking the news in a statement, the prosecutor's office in Ferizaj reported that the operation targets explicitly four sites in the area, from where, among other things, are being removed security cameras deemed illegal and installed by these allegedly illicit structures. No arrests have been made so far.

Prosecutor Easim Maloku told local media that the operation is still ongoing. Authorities in Belgrade have strongly protested over what is being called a new intentional action by Pristina aimed at intimidating and terrorizing the population of Serbs in Kosovo to induce them to leave their homes and move to Serbia.

The existence of parallel structures in the majority-Serb north and the numerous Serb enclaves scattered throughout Kosovo - related to the educational, judicial, and administrative systems - is one of the critical issues in the confrontation between Belgrade and Pristina, which comes up periodically with mutual accusations and fiery statements. (ANSA).

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