The USA told Serbia to withdraw its troops from the border with Kosovo
The United States is monitoring the troubling Serbian military deployment along the border with Kosovo, which is destabilizing the region, the White House said today and called on Belgrade to withdraw its forces.
White House national security spokesman John Kirby said NATO will increase the number of its forces in northern Kosovo due to rising tensions.
Last weekend's clash between the Kosovo police and around XNUMX local Serbs near the village of Banjska in the north raised concerns in the West about the stability and security of Kosovo. Kirby says that the attack was not random and that the discovered weapons pose a threat not only to Kosovo but also to international forces, including NATO troops.
"Everyone involved in this attack must be held accountable," he said.
He called on the Serbian authorities to help in the investigation.
"We call on Serbia to withdraw its forces from the border and continue to defuse tensions," Kirby added.
"The large-scale deployment of the Serbian military along the Kosovo border is an operation involving an unprecedented deployment of artillery, tanks and troops," which Kirby says is a destabilizing development.