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NATO troops brawl with Serbs
Kosovo, NATO, Serbia

NATO troops brawl with Serbs

Footage shows the moment violence broke out in the town of Zvecan NATO soldiers and Serb protesters clash in Zvecan, Kosovo, May 29, 2023 ©  AP Video footage published by RT Balkan shows the moment that a protest by Serbs in northern Kosovo devolved into a melee between the demonstrators and NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR). The protestors faced off against KFOR soldiers outside municipal buildings in the town of Zvecan on Monday morning, where a newly-installed ethnic Albanian mayor was set to take office following an election boycotted by the town’s Serb majority. The video shows two groups of protesters sitting near the soldiers in a peaceful manner, one immediately in front of the camera and the other further away. A loud explosion erupts from the direction of...
Serbia ‘urgently’ moving army to Kosovo frontier
Kosovo, Serbia

Serbia ‘urgently’ moving army to Kosovo frontier

Belgrade’s move was triggered by the latest clashes in the breakaway province of Kosovo Kosovo riot police push Serbs gathered in front of a municipal building on May 26, 2023. © AFP / Stringer Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has placed the national armed forces on high alert and ordered units to move towards the administrative line dividing the breakaway province of Kosovo from the rest of the country. The move comes following clashes between police and protesters in a majority-Serb town in the region on Friday. “An urgent movement of forces to the Kosovo border has been ordered,” Defense Minister Milos Vucevic confirmed in a TV broadcast, adding that it is clear that “terror against the Serb community in Kosovo” is continuing. Vucevic said the security ...
What is happening in Kosovo?
Kosovo

What is happening in Kosovo?

We reproduce below with thanks an article published by the Anti-Imperialist Front regarding the serious unrest that has in the last few weeks erupted in Kosovo between ethnic Serbians in the north and the Kosovan authorities.  NATO forcibly wrested the Kosovo province away from Serbia in 2008 on the excuse that the majority of its population were ethnic Albanians who wanted independence from Serbia. This was obviously deeply resented by Serbia as the area has a long history pertaining to Serbian nationhood, and neither Serbia itself nor ethnic Serbians in Kosovo have never reconciled themselves to the hijacking of their territory.  Many countries in the world have refused to accept Kosovo as an independent state as a result of which it has not been admitted to the United...
How NATO Turned Kosovo Over to the Kosher Nostra
Kosovo, NATO, Politics, Russia, USA

How NATO Turned Kosovo Over to the Kosher Nostra

By VT This story originates from a Russian government source RT: Russia finds it hard to believe that NATO is a purely defensive bloc, giving its bombing campaign in Yugoslavia in 1999, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RT on Friday. The minister made his comments while speaking about the talks between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday.“Scholz and others NATO officials say that NATO is a defensive alliance. Putin reminded Scholz at a joint press conference about the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999,” Lavrov remarked. “[Scholz] said that NATO had intervened in order to prevent the genocide of Kosovar Albanians. That it was a success, and now the region is prospering. It is far from prospering.” “Kosovo a...
Albanian Prime Minister Says He Would Vote For Unification with Kosovo
Albania, Kosovo

Albanian Prime Minister Says He Would Vote For Unification with Kosovo

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that he would vote in favor of Albania’s unification with Kosovo, should there be a referendum on the matter. On Friday, Rama and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and their respective governments met in Elbasan to sign a number of agreements. Asked by journalists about a potential unification between Albania and Kosovo, Rama responded that he would vote in favor of unification. However, Rama also said that while he expects such a referendum to take place in the future, he didn’t know when or how it would happen. On the other hand, Kurti said that a referendum on the unification of Albania and Kosovo is part of a long historical process beyond his government’s control. Nevertheless, Kurti told Monocle, a British magazine, that if ...
U.S. Is Pushing for a New Provocation Against Serbia over the Kosovo Issue
Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Serbia, USA

U.S. Is Pushing for a New Provocation Against Serbia over the Kosovo Issue

By Paul Antonopoulos Belgrade and Pristina have resumed dialogue in Brussels, but the recent delivery of American-made armored vehicles to Kosovo could make the talks difficult and signifies Washington is once again attempting to destabilize the Balkans. Serbia and Kosovo returned to the negotiating table on July 16 after a long hiatus; however the hopes of Josep Borrell, head of European diplomacy, to allow a constructive dialogue could now be in jeopardy. Washington’s delivery of Humvee armored vehicles to Pristina is a clear message to Belgrade that the U.S. will continue recognizing Kosovo’s independence. Washington purposefully sent the armored vehicles knowing it will create tensions in negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina. The U.S. is putting pressure on Serb...
Сriminal Roots of Kosovo Further Exposed by Thaçi’s Indictment in The Hague
C.I.A, Kosovo, Serbia, USA

Сriminal Roots of Kosovo Further Exposed by Thaçi’s Indictment in The Hague

By Paul Antonopoulos Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić was due to meet Kosovo leader Hashim Thaçi on Saturday at the White House. This was at the behest of US envoy for Kosovo-Serbia negotiations, Richard Grenell, after his much-publicized success in organizing the meeting. However, his success was short lived after Thaçi became indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity on June 24 by the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office. The US meeting has been put on hold until further notice, but as Vučić revealed, the EU will take over discussions between Belgrade and Pristina at a later date. It appears that France and Germany specifically will spearhead these meeting with the French Embassy in Kosovo saying on Thursday that ...
The Prosecution of Washington’s Kosovo Clients for War Crimes
C.I.A, Human Rights, Kosovo, USA

The Prosecution of Washington’s Kosovo Clients for War Crimes

By Ted Galen Carpenter The United States and its NATO allies launched a military intervention in 1999 that helped the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) win its secessionist campaign against Serbia.U.S. officials justified that intervention on the grounds that Serbian security forces were committing pervasive war crimes against the Kosovar insurgents. American supporters of the KLA also asserted that the secessionists were staunch Western‐​style democrats mounting a noble resistance against Slobodan Milosevic’s corrupt, brutal regime, and that America had a moral obligation to support them. Speaking at a pro‐​Kosovo march in Washington D. C., Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) stated that the “United States of America and the Kosovo Liberation Army stand f...
21 Years Ago, NATO’s War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo “Freedom Fighters” Financed by Organized Crime
Bosnia, Croatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, USA

21 Years Ago, NATO’s War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo “Freedom Fighters” Financed by Organized Crime

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Twenty-one years ago, June 10 1999, marks the end of NATO’s  aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia (March 24, 1999- June 10, 1999). The bombings which lasted for almost three months, were followed by the military invasion (under a bogus UN mandate) and illegal occupation of  the province of Kosovo. 21 years later on April 24, 2020, the leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Hashim Thaci who subsequently became “Prime Minister” and “President” of Kosovo was indicted for crimes against humanity. The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office At The Hague filed an indictment against Hashim Thaci on April 24, 2020 ” for a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearan...
Can Serbia Trust Washington’s Assurances in Upcoming Meeting with Kosovo?
Kosovo, Serbia, USA

Can Serbia Trust Washington’s Assurances in Upcoming Meeting with Kosovo?

By: Paul Antonopoulos It came as a shock to everyone when it was announced yesterday that discussions and negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo will take place at the White House in Washington on June 27. This came as a surprise as it was widely believed that President Donald Trump had no interest in the Kosovo issue and was satisfied to allow the Europeans to mediate it. Richard Grenell, the U.S. president’s special envoy for Kosovo, believes there is a possibility to reach at least an agreement on economic cooperation. He said on Twitter that he “received the commitment from” both governments to attend the June 27 Washington talks and to “temporarily pause the derecognition campaign and the seeking of international memberships.” Richard Grenell'...