Kosovo leaders: KSF transition, unstoppable process

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli said yesterday at a conference on Kosovo Security Force and partners that the transition into an army is an unstoppable process. 

PM Haradinaj said the KSF’s transition is a legitimate and democratic process and that it demonstrates the maturity of Kosovo institutions to take on more responsibilities. 

He pointed out that KSF will not be replacing KFOR and that NATO’s presence in Kosovo will “forever be welcomed.” 

Haradinaj also said that the cases of threats and intimidation against Serb members of the KSF are “unacceptable” and that the KSF will maintain its multiethnic character. 

Veseli meanwhile said KSF has met all required standards to move to the next level of being transformed into a Kosovo army. He said a Kosovo army would contribute to the stability of the region.