WAR Possible Fighting on Serbia / Kosovo border being reported? - 2 Serbians shot in Kosovo on Orthodox Christmas Eve - Post #69


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There is a dust up / fighting ongoing at the Serbia / Kosovo border.
Time will tell if this is a small dust up or something that leads to something bigger...

Looking for more information.
It WILL get bigger. The US/NATO peacekeeping force (K-For) is wound down to a size too small to stop it.

The situation has been under observation for months and smart money has been on a large-scale conflict at any time. Guess now that time has come.


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"#Kosovo will never again be ruled by #Serbia , #Albania ’s PM says, as Belgrade asks for NATO permission to send Serbian military and police members to Kosovo"



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"The Government of Serbia will hold a session tonight at 8:00 p.m. The request to ask KFOR for the return of our army and police to Kosovo will be adopted."



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"Russia is fully supporting Serbia around Kosovo issue - Putin. Russian ambassador in Serbia when asked if they could be distracted by Ukraine as some in west suggest has said that’s serious fallacy, we stand with our friends with motto FOR SERBIA, WE DONT ABANDON OUR OWN #Russia"



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And one more for context:

"We invite all citizens of Serbia not to publish recordings, pictures or any information about the movements/schedule of units of the Serbian Army and the Police."



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Serbia’s president warns he will not hand over the country «on a silver platter.»​

Story by Daniel Stewart • 2h ago

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic warned Saturday that he will not hand over the country "on a silver platter" in reference to tensions related to the Serb minority in northern Kosovo, after Belgrade on Friday asked NATO for permission, still unanswered, to deploy Serbian police and army to the area.

"We will not hand over the state of Serbia on a silver platter to anyone for anything in the world because it belongs to its people," Vucic said during a congress of the party he leads, the Serbian Progressive Party, Serbian media report.

Vucic has thus reproached the "lack of logic" of the latest events in Kosovo, particularly since the postponement last week of the local elections by order of the Kosovar president, Vjosa Osmani; a decision applauded by the EU as an attempt to reduce tensions that the Serbian leader has denounced as a political cover.

"These Western friends and partners of ours say that Pristina has reduced the conflict since they postponed elections and only 15 hours later they came with long convoys to occupy the four headquarters of the municipal electoral commissions in the north of Kosovo. Didn't they know what they were going to do 15 hours before?", he asked.

Thus, he denounced that they are "arresting and harassing" Serbs, in particular two former Kosovo Serb police officers who left the force after the boycott declared by the Serbian List, the main Kosovo Serb party, against the Pristina government.

Vucic referred specifically to Srdan Trajkovic, who was arrested allegedly on suspicion of committing war crimes when he was a member of the Army of the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) during the Kosovo war.

"They say they are working on de-escalation and then in the morning they arrest Srdan Trajkovic accusing him of war crimes despite the fact that he worked for almost nine years in the Kosovo Police and now he is not allowed to communicate with his family and does not receive medication," Vucic has reproached. These detainees are allegedly being subjected to "terrible tortures".

In the last hours it has been announced that Trajkovic will spend the next 30 days under detention, according to his lawyer, as well as former agent Dejan Pantic, accused by Kosovo of attacking state institutions.

"We have to save the country, we will manage to attract investments and increase the GDP and salaries and pensions, and increase the standard of living, but we have to save our country," Vucic has added.

As for Serbia's request to NATO to send its security forces to northern Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic revealed that so far they have not received a reply from KFOR.

Dacic has reproached the "reckless acts" of Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti, whom he considers "the biggest obstacle to dialogue". "While people are on the barricades, while Serbs are arrested, it is difficult to discuss a permanent solution to the problem of Kosovo and Metohija," Dacic said, using the historical name of Kosovo as a Serbian province, in statements to the Tanjug news agency.

Meanwhile, Serbs in northern Kosovo have maintained roadblocks with barricades for eight days to demand the release of the detained Kosovo Serbs (the two former officers plus an individual identified as Milan Adzic) and the withdrawal of the Kosovo Special Police from northern Kosovo.

It should be noted that, in the last hours, Pristina has denied the arrest of a third Kosovo Serb ex-agent, first identified by Serbian media as Zoran Mihajlovic.



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Swiss host secret talks between Serbia and Kosovo​

Switzerland has been hosting discreet meetings between officials of Kosovo and Serbia in an effort to defuse tensions in the Balkan region.

This content was published on December 18, 2022 - 14:28December 18, 2022 - 14:28
A stand-off has developed in northern Kosovo with its Serbian neighbours as an incident over car number plates has escalated.

Members of the local Kosovar police force resigned en masse and truck drivers have blockaded roads in the region that has a majority Serb population.

The NZZ am Sonntag newspaper reports that the Swiss foreign ministry has arranged a number of secret talks between the two countries. The content of these discreet meetings has not been made public.

But Switzerland is employing its traditional good offices role in an effort to find agreement in the dispute.

Since 1999, Switzerland has been involved in NATO's international peacekeeping mission Kosovo Force (KFOR) in Kosovo. There are currently 195 Swiss soldiers in the region.

But the foreign ministry believes diplomacy is the right tool to alleviate the current situation that has seen gunfire exchanged during isolated flashpoints.

Swiss parliamentarian Franz Grüter, who is due to visit the region on a fact-finding mission, told the newspaper that the stand-off resembles that of Russia and Ukraine.

“It cannot be ruled out that the same thing will happen in the Balkans and that Serbia will invade Kosovo with the support of Russia,” he said.

But former Swiss ambassador to Kosovo (2016-2020), Jean-Hubert Lebet, is not so alarmed. “As ambassador, I experienced such Serbian provocations several times,” he said. “It was a bluff every time and I don't see why it should be any different this time.”

The risk of a large-scale action would be too great for Serbia, said Lebet. “NATO would strike back immediately and Serbia would lose any prospect of EU integration.”


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18 DEC, 10:04

Participants in rally in supports of Kosovo Serbs try to break through police cordons — TV​

Currently, according to RTS, situation calmed down, rally continues

BELGRADE, December 18. /TASS/. Protesters at the administrative line with Kosovo and Metohija tries to break through police cordons but were stopped by Serbian law enforcement officers, Serbia’s RTS television channel reported on Sunday.

According to the television channel, a rally in support of ethnic Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija started near the Jarinje checkpoint on the administrative border between Kosovo and Metohija, and central Serbia at 01:00 p.m. local time (03:00 p.m. Moscow time). Several hundred people marched to the checkpoint from the Serbian side. The KFOR (a NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo) mission reinforced the checkpoint with barbed wire from Kosovo’s side. The protesters burnt a plate with the Brussels Agreements sign and demanded the Serbs arrested in Kosovo and Metohija be released. At some point, the protesters broke through the cordon but were stopped by the police some 50 meters of the division line.

Currently, according to RTS, the situation has calmed down. The Serbian police are deployed at the approaches to the checkpoint while KFOR forces are controlling the Jarinje checkpoint. The rally continues.

The situation in Kosovo was aggravated dramatically on December 6, when the Kosovo police along with EULEX (European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo) patrols began to seize premises housing electoral commissions in northern Kosovo and Metohija. Local Serbs repelled the Kosovars, who fled across the Ibar River. Two days later, on December 8, around 350 Kosovo policemen in armored cars intruded into the Serb-inhabited northern Kosovo and blocked the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica. On December 10, the Kosovo police detained Dejan Pantic, a former Serbian policeman, on dubious charges. In response, the Serb population erected barricades along a highway in several locations and took to the streets in protest.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on December 15 that the country’s government had decided to send a request to the NATO mission to redeploy Serbian troops and police to Kosovo and Metohija in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 1244.

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Serbia places its troops on Kosovo border on highest combat alert

[*]Serbia’s order comes amid strained ties with neighbouring Kosovo over shootings and blockades
[*]Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but Belgrade refuses to recognise it

Serbia placed its security troops on the border with Kosovo on “the full state of combat readiness”, ignoring Nato’s calls for calming down of tensions between the two wartime Balkan foes.
Serbia’s Interior Minister Bratislav Gasic said he “ordered the full combat readiness” of police and other security units and that they be placed under the command of the army chief of staff according to “their operational plan”.
He said in a statement on Monday that he acted on the orders of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic so that “all measures be taken to protect the Serbian people in Kosovo”.
It was not immediately clear what this order meant on the ground as Serbian troops have been on alert for a while on the border with Kosovo.

Officials claim alleged harassment of Kosovo Serbs by ethnic Albanians who are a majority in the breakaway province that declared its independence in 2008.
Earlier Monday, Nato-led peacekeepers said they were investigating a shooting incident in a tense northern region of Kosovo, urging calm as Serbia’s top military officials inspected their troops on the border in a show of combat readiness.

The incident on Sunday evening took place in Zubin Potok, a town where local ethnic Serbs have been manning road barricades for the past two weeks and where tensions have been running high.

The peacekeepers, known as KFOR, said the incident happened near one of their patrols, involving unknown people. A statement said no one was injured and “we are working to establish all the facts”.
Serbia’s defence minister and the army’s chief of staff travelled to the border with Kosovo, praising the combat readiness of Serbian troops and their firepower, including howitzers and other military hardware.

Serbia, which has been armed through Russian donations and military purchases, has been sabre rattling and threatening force against its former province for a long time.

Kosovo remains a potential flashpoint in the Balkans years after the 1998-99 war that ended with Nato intervention. Serbia doesn’t recognise the 2008 declaration of independence of its former province, while Western efforts to mediate a solution so far have failed.

“It is important for all involved to avoid any rhetoric or actions that can cause tensions and escalate the situation,” KFOR said in a statement. “We expect all actors to refrain from provocative shows of force and to seek the best solution to ensure the safety and security of all communities.”

Fears of violence have soared since the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine. The United States and most European Union countries have recognised Kosovo’s independence, while Serbia has relied on Russia and China in its bid to maintain claim on the province.

The rising tensions involve several issues amid international efforts to step up mediation efforts. Most recently, ethnic Serbs in the north put up roadblocks in protest of an arrest of a former Serb police officer.
Serbs in the north previously had walked out of Kosovo’s institutions, claiming harassment by Kosovo authorities. Belgrade repeatedly has warned it would protect local Serbs “with all means” if they are attacked.


Kosovo’s government has asked Nato troops – which deployed in 1999 after the transatlantic alliance bombed Serbia into leaving Kosovo – to remove the Serb roadblocks.

Prime Minister Albin Kurti, KFOR commander Major General Angelo Michele Ristuccia and Lars-Gunnar Wigermark, who heads an EU law and order mission, met on Monday to discuss the situation, KFOR said on Twitter.
Kurti’s office said that “the common conclusion from this meeting is that freedom of movement should be restored and that there should be no barricades on any road”.

Local media carried a video with shots and shouts heard, but not showing clearly what happened at one of the barricades.
General Milan Mojsilovic told local media that the army received “clear and precise” directions from Serbia’s populist president, Vucic.


Mojsilovic described the situation as “serious,” adding that it requires the “presence of the Serbian army along the administrative line” with Kosovo, state RTS television reported.
Serbian army vehicles could be seen on the roads in the area on Monday, and the Balkan nation’s defence minister also arrived.
Serbian Defence Minister Milos Vucevic, General Mojsilovic and other senior army officers discussed the security situation during a meeting in Raska, a defence ministry statement said.

Serbia has asked KFOR to deploy up to 1,000 of its troops in the Serb-populated north of Kosovo, to protect Kosovo Serbs from alleged harassment by ethnic Albanians, who are the majority in the country. The request so far hasn’t been granted.
Adding to the tensions, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije was denied entry into Kosovo at a border crossing on Monday, after saying he would like to deliver a peace message for Serbian Orthodox Christmas, which is celebrated on January 7.
Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse


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Tension Soars As Kosovo Shuts Main Border Crossing With Serbia - Insider Paper
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Kosovo closed its biggest border crossing with Serbia, police said Wednesday, after Serbs set up more barricades on their side in one of the region’s worst crises in years.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but Belgrade has refused to recognise it and encouraged Kosovo’s 120,000 ethnic Serbs to defy Pristina’s authority — especially in the north where ethnic Serbs make up the majority.

The latest trouble erupted on December 10, when ethnic Serbs put up barricades to protest the arrest of an ex-policeman suspected of being involved in attacks against ethnic Albanian police officers — effectively sealing off traffic on two border crossings.

After the roadblocks were erected, Kosovar police and international peacekeepers were attacked in several shooting incidents, while the Serbian armed forces were put on heightened alert this week.

Late Tuesday, dozens of demonstrators on the Serbian side of the border used trucks and tractors to halt traffic leading to Merdare, the biggest crossing between the neighbours — a move which forced Kosovo police to close the entry point on Wednesday.

“Such an illegal blockade has prevented the free movement and circulation of people and goods, therefore we invite our citizens and compatriots to use other border points for circulation,” Kosovo police said in a statement.

Pristina also asked NATO-led peacekeepers to clear the barricades that were erected on Kosovo soil.

Serbian Defence Minister Milos Vucevic on Wednesday said Belgrade was “ready for a deal”, but did not specify other details.

Vucevic described the roadblocks as a “democratic and peaceful” means of protest and added that Serbia has “an open line of communication” with Western diplomats on resolving the issue.

“We are all worried about the situation and where all this is going… Serbia is ready for a deal,” Vucevic told state-controlled public broadcaster RTS.

Northern Kosovo has been on edge since November when hundreds of ethnic Serb workers in the Kosovo police as well as the judicial branch, including judges and prosecutors, walked off the job.

They were protesting a controversial decision to ban Serbs living in Kosovo from using Belgrade-issued vehicle licence plates — a policy that was eventually scrapped by Pristina.

The mass walkouts created a security vacuum in Kosovo, which Pristina tried to fill by deploying ethnic Albanian police officers in the region.

Russia voiced support Wednesday for its ally Serbia and said it was “very closely” following the developments while Germany warned against heightened military presence near the Kosovo border.

“We support Belgrade in all the actions that are being taken,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

He added however that “Serbia is a sovereign country and it is fundamentally wrong to look for some kind of destructive influence of Russia here”.

According to Peskov, “Serbia is defending the rights of Serbs who live nearby in difficult conditions. Naturally they react harshly when these rights are violated.”

But, for Germany “heightened military presence near the Serbian border to Kosovo sends a completely wrong signal”.

“Nationalist rhetoric that we have heard from Serbia in the last few weeks is completely unacceptable,” foreign ministry spokesman Christofer Burger said.

Berlin also urged Belgrade to help remove “illegal” barricades set up by Serbs in northern Kosovo.

The EU and several international ambassadors this week condemned four recent attacks against journalists who were covering the flare-up.

Kosovo’s 1.8 million population is predominantly ethnic Albanian.


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.....and it starts
Not a fan of either side in this. They all suck IMO and are all about themselves and their own personal treasure. They build it using the blood and bodies of their countrymen.

Just curious as to how Serbia is considered a flanking maneuver by Russia.


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WW1 and WW2 started in eastern Europe and it appears that WW3 may not be far behind with all of the problems in eastern Europe. Wars and rumors of wars will abound during these times.



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We have family friends that fled Kosovo many years ago. He is the hardest working man I know. Works two jobs to be able to afford to bring his parents and brother over and to get a very nice house for them all.

He's a plumber, carpenter and electrician. Mom had a fire last week and he was there within 15 minutes after we called and worked all night to install a new water heater (which caught fire). Even though we are customers, he treats us like family, inviting us to holiday dinners and his childs christening. We've met his entire family many times and they are the sweetest and kindest people.

He still has extended family there. I hope they stay safe.


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2 Serbians shot in Kosovo on Orthodox Christmas Eve, says Belgrade​

11-year-old boy, 21-year-old man shot, wounded by Albanian extremists in southern Kosovo on Christmas Eve, says Serbian Defense Ministry​

Talha Ozturk |06.01.2023


A Serbian boy and young man were shot and wounded on Friday in southern Kosovo by Albanian extremists on Orthodox Christmas Eve, Serbia's Defense Ministry said on Friday.

"Serbian boys aged 11 and 21 were shot and wounded today by Albanian extremists in Kosovo while preparing for Christmas Eve celebrations," Nemanja Starovic, the ministry's state secretary, said on social media, claiming that Kosovar police let the perpetrators escape.

The Serbian government's office for Kosovo demanded urgent and decisive action from the international community over the incident.

It said that 11-year-old Stefan Stojanovic and 21-year-old Milos Stojanovic were walking on the side of the road and carrying a Christmas tree when their attackers opened fire.

The Serbian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas on Jan. 7 for three days under the Gregorian calendar. Orthodox Christian Serbs in Kosovo gather in front of local churches on Christmas Eve to light yule logs before a midnight service.

"They suffered gunshot wounds: The boy was hit in the hand and the other in the shoulder, and by sheer luck they were not (fatally) injured, nor were their lives in danger," the Office said, adding that the injured were being transported to the Clinical Hospital Center in the town of Gracanica, just south of the capital Pristina.

The office argued that the attackers' intent was clearly to kill the Serbian child and young man, adding that local police released the vehicle from which the shots were fired, though several eyewitnesses saw the vehicle's registration. Large crowds of local Serbs gathered on the streets after the attack and blocked the road.

"This kind of attack is a direct consequence of the anti-Serb policy of (Prime Minister) Albin Kurti, who with his behavior and actions encourages all those who want Serbian blood, even on Christmas. We demand an urgent and decisive reaction from the international community," said the statement.

Kosovar police later announced that a man, 33, was detained as a suspect of the attack.

- Tensions with Serbia

Kosovo, predominantly inhabited by Albanians, broke away from Serbia in 1999 and declared independence in 2008. But Serbia has not recognized the move and sees its former province as part of its territory.

Tensions have been simmering between the two Balkan countries, though they appeared to ease somewhat following the removal of barricades blocking the main border crossing between them.

Earlier, there had been a row about license plates, with the government in Pristina demanding ethnic Serbs surrender Serbian-issued vehicle license plates to replace with plates issued by Kosovo.

The EU, NATO, and US have called for de-escalation, while Serbia has requested to deploy its army and police based on a UN resolution.

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Jan 6, 2023
1. An Albanian in Kosovo wounded two Serbs, including one minor, by opening fire with automatic weapons during the celebration of Christmas Eve. This was reported on January 6 by the Vecherne Novosti newspaper.

The media refers to the data of the office for Kosovo and Metohija under the Serbian government, according to which an 11-year-old teenager and a 21-year-old young man suffered.

Fire on them was opened near the town of Strpce in the village of Gotovusha from a passing car. The injured were rushed to the hospital with moderate injuries. --- 2. The Serbs blocked the road in Gotovuš in Kosovo and demanded to immediately catch the man who shot at the Serbian man and boy, reports Kosovo-online. Police officers are present on the spot, and Polish peacekeepers from KFOR are located nearby. There are no representatives of the EU mission yet.

The attack on the Serbs was reported today by local media. An Albanian opened fire from a passing car and wounded an 11-year-old child and his 21-year-old cousin in the village of Gotovusha as they walked along the side of the road. As a result, one was wounded in the arm, the other in the shoulder. -- 3. Man arrested in southern Kosovo for opening fire on Christmas Eve Police have detained a man who opened fire in southern Kosovo on Christmas Eve.

According to available data, the detainee was a 33-year-old man, his nationality is not specified. Earlier Serbian media wrote that he was an Albanian. Now the violator has been taken to the city of Uroshevac for interrogation.



Albanian in Kosovo opens fire on Serbs celebrating Christmas, Serbs block road after shooting

View: https://youtu.be/AqNhKcFKAR4


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Serbia Slammed With DDoS Attacks​

The Serbian government reports that it staved off five attacks aimed at crippling Serbian infrastructure.
Dark Reading/Dark Reading Staff
January 09, 2023

The Serbian Ministry of the Interior reported over the weekend being targeted by at least five separate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 48 hours, intended to hobble the country's IT infrastructure.

Working together, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Telecom Serbia were able to fend off the DDoS attacks.

"All attacks were repelled and the Ministry's bases were protected and safe," the statement said. "Enhanced security protocols have been activated, which can lead to slower work and occasional interruptions of certain services, all in order to protect the data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs."

The cyberattacks come amid rising tensions in the Balkans as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


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Putin's 'Night Wolves' Biker Gang Spotted in Europe​

Story by Isabel van Brugen • Yesterday 12:35 PM

The Night Wolves, an infamous nationalist Russian motorcycle gang funded by the Kremlin, was spotted in Europe on Monday.

Members of the Russian Night wolf motor group gather to commemorate the Soviet contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany on the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at the Soviet-era memorial in Treptower Park on May 9, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. The motorcycle gang was spotted in Europe on Monday.
Members of the Russian Night wolf motor group gather to commemorate the Soviet contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany on the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at the Soviet-era memorial in Treptower Park on May 9, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. The motorcycle gang was spotted in Europe on Monday.© Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

As hundreds gathered to attend a parade marking the "Republika Srpska Day" organized by ethnic Serbs in Bosnia, members of the notorious motorcycle club marched as part of a commemoration for the "national day" holiday, which has twice been declared unconstitutional by the country's top court.

Some 2,700 people participated in the hour-long parade in Banja Luka, the second-largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the de-facto capital of the country's predominantly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported.

"The day of Republika Srpska" has been declared illegal by Bosnia's constitutional court. It commemorates the day in January 1992 when Bosnian Serbs proclaimed they were splitting from Bosnia with the goal of seceding the Serb-populated regions of the Balkan state and merging them with Serbia.

Despite the holiday being deemed illegal and unconstitutional as of 2015, Republika Srpska authorities continue to mark the day annually as a public holiday.

The Night Wolves, which has a long history of supporting Putin, took part in the annual parade that typically involves members of Republika Srpska's police force, emergency workers, representatives of public institutions, sports organizations, and other associations, RFE/RL reported.

Putin has repeatedly referred to members of the Night Wolves as "friends" and has made appearances at the club's rallies.

The motorcycle gang, also known as Putin's Angels, has been targeted by U.S. and Canadian sanctions for its support of the 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia. Some members fought alongside pro-Russian rebels at the time.

The club's leader, Aleksandr Zadostanov, also known as "The Surgeon," was also included in a round of EU sanctions in July in response to Putin's decision to invade Ukraine on February 24.

The Bosnian Serb branch of the Night Wolves staged pro-Putin protests in Banja Luka weeks after the invasion began, waving Russian flags and calling Putin's decision to invade his neighbor a "battle to liberate [Ukraine's] subjugated people."

On Monday, Milorad Dodik, the Bosnian Serb separatist leader, awarded Putin in absentia with the highest medal of honor for his "patriotic concern and love" for the region.

"Putin is responsible for developing and strengthening cooperation and political and friendly relations between RS (Republika Srpska) and Russia," Dodik said at an awards ceremony.


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Bosnian Police Arrest 10 After Serbian Visitors to Sarajevo Teargassed​

Azem Kurtic, Sarajevo BIRN
January 16, 202311:30

Politicians unite in condemnation of attack on Serbian parents of children taking part in a futsal tournament in Sarajevo, as mayor insists: 'Sarajevo is an open city.'

Ten persons have been detained by Bosnian police following an attack on a group of Serbian citizens in the capital Sarajevo.

The victims were parents of children attending an international futsal tournament on Saturday. A group of masked young men entered the hotel where the tournament was being held and let off teargas. One person was also stabbed, but is not in a serious condition.

Mayor of Sarajevo Benjamina Karic condemned the attack and visited the group from Belgrade. “I am sure he attackers will be held accountable for what they have done,” Karic wrote on her Twitter account. “Sarajevo is an open city. Always against injustice and violence, no matter where it comes from,” she added.

The Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton, Edin Forto, the Serbian member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, Zeljka Cvijanovic, the President of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, as well other officials from Bosnia and Serbia all condemned the attack.

“Such incidents should not happen, especially not at children’s sports events. I call on the authorities to find the perpetrators as soon as possible and punish them as severely as possible,” Dodik wrote on Twitter.

Four men were arrested on Saturday, and another six on Sunday following the incident. They are all between 20 and 28 years old, and the case is now with the Prosecutor’s Office of Sarajevo Canton, one of ten in the Bosniak and Croat-dominated Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Earlier on Saturday, tournament participants from Split, Croatia, were recorded shouting: “Kill the Serb, kill the Serb.” The organiser of the tournament, Almir Prguda, said that the Split team was disqualified and will no longer be able to participate in the competition, N1 reported.

The tournament finished on Sunday. This was not the first anti-Serb incident in the city lately. In the early days of January, owners of cars with Serbian number plates found their car tires cut with a knife on two separate occasions.


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Serbia's president Vucic says that "some kind of agreement" has been reached on normalizing ties between Serbia and Kosovo - Reuters

5:03 PM · Mar 18, 2023

UPDATE: EU foreign policy chief borrell: Kosovo and Serbia have agreed to implement all their respective obligations in good faith - Reuters


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The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić has announced that the Serbian Army has now begun to Deployed towards the Border with Kosovo after being placed on High-Alert earlier today; this announcements follows Major Riots and Protests across Northern Kosovo today by Ethic-Serbs who are angry that the Kosovan City of Zvecan has elected an Ethic-Albanian Mayor. View: https://twitter.com/sentdefender/status/1662148600384696320


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Kosovo Security Forces and Police responded with Anti-Riot Operations across the North with Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets being utilized while Serbian Protesters reportedly threw Explosive Devices, Molotov Cocktails, and Rocks at the Police; eventually Security Forces were able to reach the Administrative Building in Zvecan allowing them to remove the Serbian Flag that had been placed on the Building and replaced it with the Flag of Kosovo. View: https://twitter.com/sentdefender/status/1662148667619393542


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The only thing to keep this from boiling over was the heel of the SSRepublic holding the lid down.

Bad blood of long standing on all sides.