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Serbian Armed Forces shoot down drone over military unit near Kosovo

Serbian Armed Forces shoot down drone over military unit near Kosovo

BELGRADE (Sputnik) – Serbian armed forces on Wednesday shot down a drone over a military unit in the town of Raska, near the administrative line with the… 02.11.2022, Sputnik International

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Earlier in the day, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Defense Minister Milos Vucevic said that unmanned aerial vehicles of unknown origin monitored Serbian army positions near the administrative line with Kosovo. Metohija. Belgrade has pledged to shoot down the drones if the incidents happen again. At midnight on Tuesday, Pristina’s decision on mandatory re-registration of cars with Serbian plates came into effect at checkpoints separating Kosovo from Serbia. Kosovo “customs officers” have started sending written warnings to drivers of cars with license plate numbers issued by the Serbian authorities. Later in the day, the Serbian Armed Forces were put on high alert by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to enable a rapid response to any developments in the situation on the border with Kosovo, the Minister of Defense of the Kosovo said. country. However, he added that “nobody wants to go to war and start a conflict”. On August 27, Belgrade and Pristina reached an EU-brokered compromise agreement on entry and exit regulations. Serbia agreed to abolish entry and exit documents for Kosovo ID card holders, while Kosovo agreed not to introduce them for Serbian citizens. Belgrade maintains that this decision is only intended to streamline border crossings and does not mean that Serbia recognizes Kosovo’s independence. Meanwhile, Kosovo authorities are demanding that local Serbs re-register their license plates, demanding that they carry the standard EU letter code of RKS (Republic of Kosovo) instead of KM, the Serbian identifier of the disputed region of Kosovska Mitrovica on the border. The deadline for re-registration was October 31. In mid-September, Vucic said the risk of a violent conflict in Kosovo had increased due to Pristina’s controversial policy and unilateral measures.

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BELGRADE (Sputnik) – Serbian armed forces on Wednesday shot down a drone over a military unit in the town of Raska near the administrative line with the self-declared Republic of Kosovo after bilateral relations deteriorated due to the demand for Pristina of a Kosovar license from Belgrade-issued license plates, said the Serbian Defense Ministry.

Earlier in the day, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Defense Minister Milos Vucevic said that unmanned aerial vehicles of unknown origin monitored Serbian army positions near the administrative line with Kosovo. Metohija. Belgrade has pledged to shoot down the drones if the incidents happen again.

“This afternoon, after timely detection and tracking, Serbian army units neutralized a commercial drone that was moving from Kopaonik to Raska. The drone was shot down with the use of electronic warfare measures near the military installations of the Raska garrison,” a statement read said.

At midnight on Tuesday, Pristina’s decision on mandatory re-registration of cars with Serbian plates came into force at checkpoints separating Kosovo from Serbia. Kosovo “customs officers” have started issuing written warnings to drivers of cars with license plate numbers issued by the Serbian authorities.

Later in the day, the Serbian Armed Forces were put on high alert by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to enable a quick response to any developments on the border with Kosovo, the Kosovo Defense Minister said. country.

However, he added that “nobody wants to go to war and start a conflict”.

On August 27, Belgrade and Pristina reached an EU-brokered compromise agreement on entry and exit regulations. Serbia agreed to abolish entry and exit documents for Kosovo ID card holders, while Kosovo agreed not to introduce them for Serbian citizens. Belgrade maintains that this decision only aims to simplify border crossings and does not mean that Serbia recognizes the independence of Kosovo.

Meanwhile, Kosovo authorities are demanding that local Serbs re-register their license plates, demanding that they carry the standard EU letter code of RKS (Republic of Kosovo) instead of KM, the Serbian identifier for the disputed region of Kosovska Mitrovica on the border. . The deadline for re-registration was October 31.

In mid-September, Vucic said the risk of a violent conflict in Kosovo had increased due to Pristina’s controversial policy and unilateral measures.



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