Secretary of State Antony Blinken has issued a strong condemnation of Prime Minister Albin Kurti and the Kosovo government regarding the violence against Serbs in the northern part of Kosovo. Breaking his silence on the matter, Blinken expressed his disapproval of the government’s use of force to access municipal buildings in the region, a move that was taken against the advice of the United States and Kosovo’s European partners.
“The United States strongly condemns the actions by the Government of Kosovo to access municipal buildings in the north of Kosovo by force, actions it took against the advice of the United States and Kosovo’s European partners,” said Blinken.
He further emphasized that these actions have needlessly escalated tensions, jeopardizing the ongoing efforts to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia. Additionally, he warned that there would be consequences for the bilateral relations between the United States and Kosovo.
“We call on Prime Minister Albin Kurti to reverse course,” said Blinen urging against any further actions that will inflame tensions and promote conflict.
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