Serbian military on “combat alert”, Russia WARNS Kosovo for arrest of 23 Serbs

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The Duran Quick Take: Episode 186. The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the alarming raids by Kosovo police in a Serb majority region in Kosovo. The Kremlin has described the actions of the Kosovo police as part of  “provocations” indulged by US.

The police special forces of the unrecognized, self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo put 23 people into custody in the north, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday while addressing the country’s parliament.

“The [police special forces’] raid began at 05:55 (06:55 Moscow time), with 73 armored vehicles involved in it, 50 are lying in wait in Kosovska Mitrovica. The arrest of 23 Serbs and Bosniaks has been confirmed.

The issue at hand is primarily Kosovo police officers.” Vucic stressed that Serbian troops have been put on full combat alert and that the Serbian people in Kosovo would be protected. “Should the situation escalate, Serbia will emerge victorious,”

Vucic concluded Among those detained is a Russian national who is an employee of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).  Serbia’s President noted, “Mikhail Krasnoshchenkov, a Russian citizen and an employee of the UNMIK mission, is among the detainees. We informed the relevant Russian agencies about that.”

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