Radio Free Europe: We noticed the movement of a military convoy in the south of Serbia
The movement of a military convoy in the south of Serbia, from the direction of Vranje towards Nis, near the town of Predejane, was observed by Radio Free Europe today, after Washington and Brussels expressed concern over the deployment of Serbian forces along the border with Kosovo.
Predejane is located 300 kilometers south of Belgrade and about 100 kilometers from the nearest border crossing between Serbia and Kosovo, Merdare.
The convoy of vehicles of the Army of Serbia, as reported by the reporter of Radio Free Europe, was moving from south to north around noon.
The Serbian military has deployed its forces along the border with Kosovo following an attack on Kosovo police on September 24 in the village of Banjska in Zvečan. Kosovo accused Serbia of this attack, and Belgrade denies any connection.
The United States and the EU expressed concern about the deployment of Serbian troops near the border with Kosovo.
US National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said yesterday that Washington is concerned about the "large deployment" of Serbian troops along the border with Kosovo.
A day later, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, stressed that the EU is very concerned about the increase in the military presence of Serbia towards the border and said that it is "worrying and must stop".