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Illegal visits by Serb officials may destabilize the situation in the north

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Serb authorities continue not to implement the agreements signed in Brussels in the framework of the dialogue for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

A violation of the agreement on mutual visits between the two countries has taken place on Thursday by the head of the Office for Kosovo in the Serb Government, Marko Djuric.

The later has participated in the opening of a Serb business in the northern part of Kosovo, in spite of the decision of the government of Kosovo to stop access into Kosovo.

Kosovo’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enver Hoxhaj considers this as open provocation against institutions of Kosovo and law enforcement authorities.

“Illegal entry in Kosovo violates the agreement on mutual visits reached between Kosovo and Serbia, which must be approved or stopped by institutions of both countries 24 hours in advance. This behavior is against the spirit of dialogue and regional cooperation”, Hoxhaj declared.

He said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has now sent a note of protest to the EU and all international institutions for this unacceptable behavior by Djuric and has coordinated further steps with other relevant institutions in Kosovo.

The Minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri has asked from the EU to stop any activity which is against the spirit of dialogue in Brussels.

Meanwhile, analyst Vilhard Shala told IBNA that the illegal visits by Serb officials to promote Russian-Serb businesses aim at destabilizing and annexing Kosovo.

“The Serb official has participated in the opening of a petrol station belonging to the Serb oil industry in the northern part of Kosovo”. Shala says that institutions of Kosovo must bear in mind the fact that this company brings Russian oil in Kosovo. “I think that this is a scenario to extend Russian influence in the north of the country”, Shala says.

Meanwhile, authorities in pristine have suspended two police officials in Northern Mitrovica, as they have not obeyed to the order for the arrest of the head of the Office for Kosovo. /balkaneu.com/

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