Serbia condemns plan for new army
The Serbian government severely condemned on Friday the decision by the parliament of what it considers its southern province of Kosovo and Metohija to establish the so-called “Kosovo army”, read a news release, which added that Belgrade will strive to maintain peace. Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Serbia rejects that and considers
Kosovo its own province. At Friday’s session, the government in Belgrade opposed the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force into an army, arguing that the decision is “a gross violation of the principles of international law”, adding that this is also “the biggest threat by Pristina to regional peace so far”.