Germany to increase military presence in Kosovo
Germany intends to increase its military contingent within KFOR.Source: Beta
According to German electronic media quoting military sources this morning, a reserve battalion from Bavaria will be transferred to Kosovo in the next few days.
There are currently 13 Bundeswehr members serving in Kosovo who are to prepare the arrival of the new reinforcements.
By mid-March, a further 600 German troops are due to relieve an Italian battalion in Kosovo.
According to reports, they will stay in Kosovo several months and their presence will take the form of a regular exercise, whose twin aim will be “a demonstration of strength.”
When the additional battalion joins the troops already stationed in Kosovo, the German contingent of 2800 troops will be the biggest within KFOR.
Currently, Italy has the largest number of troops serving within the international mission.