Osmani: Criminal gangs trying to destabilize Kosova

Kosova President Vjosa Osmani commented on reports about explosions in the north of Kosova on Tuesday, saying that the situation there becomes tense “because criminal gangs, supported politically and financially by [Serbian President Aleksandar] Vucic want to escalate the situation and destabilize all of Kosova”.

“Consequently, they want to destabilize the Western Balkans and in doing so implement Russian-Serbian agendas. We need to do everything, through Kosova’s security institutions, to establish law and order in every part of our country, but also to defend the lives of every citizen of ours, regardless of their ethnic background,” Osmani told a press conference in Tirana, Albania, after the EU-Western Balkans Summit.

Blerim Vela, Chief of Staff to President Osmani, wrote in a Twitter post: “Serbia incited its illegal structures to attack Municipal Election Office in North Mitrovica. This is an attack on the democratic process and the rule of law, coupled with an aggressive intimidation campaign against K-Serbs that have registered to run for elections in north Kosova.”