Serbs boycotted municipal elections in northern Kosovo, then began demonstrating when Albanian mayors would take office. Now the President of Kosovo will be ready to hold another election.

Kosovo’s President, Fyuza Osmani, has announced his readiness to hold new local elections in the country’s riotous north.

Osmani told reporters after meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Josep Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

On Monday, bloody riots broke out between protesters and Kosovo forces in northern Kosovo, where most of them were Serbs, and 27 Hungarian soldiers were injured. Local Serbs accuse the Hungarian peacekeepers of fomenting the clashes.

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Riots broke out after the elections were boycotted by the Serbs, which led to the election of Albanian mayors, but the Serbs began to demonstrate when the new leaders were about to take office.

Emmanuel Macron announced that both France and Germany have urged the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia to organize new local elections as soon as possible in the four settlements affected by the riots with the participation of local Serbs. He added that they had given the opposing sides a week to respond to their proposals.

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They Don’t Like Us in Zvesan – Field Report from Kosovo

The situation remained tense in northern Kosovo, which is mostly inhabited by Serbs, where bloody riots broke out on Monday among Serbs over the appointment of Albanian mayors and Kosovo forces. Local Serbs accuse the Hungarian peacekeepers of starting the clashes, so it’s not a good idea to be a Hungarian in Zvecan, despite the fact that Orbán’s government considers Serbia and Serbs to be true friends and allies.




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KFOR: Three Hungarian soldiers were shot dead during riots in Kosovo


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Information was received that soldiers were injured in the clashes.



The demonstrations in Kosovo are ongoing and peaceful at the moment


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KFOR soldiers surrounded the Zvecan municipal building with barbed wire.



In the video, how Orban greets Kosovo Serb protesters


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Whether the cheering was due to Budapest’s pro-Serb policy or to the Hungarian tricolor appearing on a glass shield is difficult to say.