“Germany Army will remain in Kosovo”

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said during a visit to Prishtina on Sunday that the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Kosovo would result in increased Russian and Chinese influence in the region.

“The presence of German troops in Kosovo is very necessary,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said in a meeting with COMKFOR Michele Risi.

“What has been built in Kosovo needs to be sustainable in the future. This is why German troops have been engaged in Kosovo for twenty years now. Although a lot has been in the last twenty years, there is still fragile stability in the region. What is most important is that what we have built over the last twenty years is not threatened in the future,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said.