Serbian Army, KFOR to step up patrols
The Serbian Army (VS) and the NATO-led force in Kosovo, KFOR, have announced that they will "urgently strengthen joint patrols."Source: Tanjug
This concerns "especially areas where yesterday's illegal logging had been spotted," Tanjug reported, adding that the announcement was made by VS chief Ljubiša Diković and KFOR Commander Salvatore Farina in the wake of the killing of a Serbian policeman near the administrative line.
In a telephone conversation with General Farina, Diković sought greater KFOR engagement along the administrative line between Kosovo and central Serbia “in order to prevent illegal activities in the area.”
He said it was unacceptable that a group of civilians from Kosovo could freely move armed with automatic rifles and illegally cut down trees in forests and attack security forces of the Republic of Serbia who been had completely legitimately preventing them from doing that activity.
Diković said that those armed civilians were responsible for terrorist acts, such as the latest attack on members of the Gendarmerie.
The VS chief of the General Staff and the KFOR Ccmmander “agreed to urgently strengthen joint patrols, especially in the areas where the illegal logging was sighted,” the army said, and added that Farina "condemned the attacks on the security forces of the Republic of Serbia."