Kosova’s President, Vjosa Osmani, has stated that the criminals who led the September 24th attack are still free in Serbia. She expressed concern about possible new attack plans from Serbia.
Osmani made it clear that Serbian police and military have had no role in Kosova since 1999. She emphasized that any action by Serbia would face a response from Kosova and its partners, highlighting the need for security at the border between the two countries.
“The message to Serbia is clear; their police and military presence ended permanently in June 1999. Serbia’s actions will depend on our response, not only from Kosova but also from our partners. The first measure that needs to be taken is to secure the border between Kosova and Serbia,” Osmani declared at a press conference.
Osmani stated that Serbia won’t succeed, as the Kosova Police, alongside allies, are prepared to stop any potential attack. She thanked Germany for increasing the presence of German KFOR, creating a sense of security for all citizens.
Concerned about arms smuggling and the misuse of KFOR’s name by Serbia, jeopardizing not only Kosova but also the German state, Osmani emphasized the urgency of strong political messages from Kosova’s friends regarding Serbia.
“One of the reasons the September 24th attack happened is that, months prior, Serbia illegally smuggled military-style weapons, uniforms, armored vehicles. There have been cases where they misused the name of KFOR, placing it on armored vehicles, and even misused the German flag, endangering not only Kosova but also the German state. The stronger the political messages our friends convey to Serbia, the better it will be for security in Kosova,” President Osmani declared.