July 25, 2024

Joint Statement on Violence in the North of Kosovo

Joint Statement on Violence in the North of Kosovo

The following is the text of a joint statement by the United States, France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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We condemn Kosovo’s decision to force access to municipal buildings in northern Kosovo despite our call for restraint. We call on Kosovo’s authorities to immediately step back and de-escalate, and to closely coordinate with EULEX and KFOR.

We condemn attacks on EULEX in Zvecan.

We are concerned by Serbia’s decision to raise the level of readiness of its Armed Forces at the border with Kosovo and call all parties for maximum restraint, avoiding inflammatory rhetoric.

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Official news published at https://www.state.gov/joint-statement-on-violence-in-the-north-of-kosovo/