Minister wants "urgent meeting" with EULEX, KFOR

Interior Minister Nebojša Stefanović says he has requested an urgent meeting with representatives of EULEX and KFOR after the killing of a Serbian policeman.

Source: Beta, Tanjug

The officer, Stevan Sinđelić from MUP's Gendarmerie unit, died on Thursday after he was shot in the head by suspected Albanian timber thieves, in the Ground Safety Zone between Kosovo and central Serbia.

"I expect that (a meeting) will be held in the next few days in Belgrade," Stefanović told Pink TV in Belgrade on Friday morning, adding that "the wish to ensure absolute safety for residents and members of the security forces will be stressed during it."

He also said that "the current situation is stable."

Stefanović reiterated that he sent additional police forces to the area, as well as "strengthened Gendarmerie detachments," and that "cooperation with EULEX and KFOR is being realized in terms of securing the entire region."

"We have to do everything in our power to continue to have more measures, and perhaps a stronger police presence, so that it never happens again that a police officer is killed doing their job," said Stefanović.

He added that yesterday's incident was a "direct terrorist attack," and that work was being done, "through cooperation with EULEX and KFOR" to find the perpetrators.

Stefanović also said that he will initiate a meeting with the prosecutor's office and courts to discuss stricter sentencing for assaults on police officers.

He pointed out that members of the Gendarmerie are doing one of the toughest jobs in the country and that this terrorist attack shows what security risks they are exposed to every day.


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