Von der Leyen: There is clear de-escalation plan for Kosovo

VILNIUS - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told Tanjug on Wednesday there was "a very clear, dedicated plan" for de-escalation in Kosovo-Metohija - a "road map both parties worked on earlier this year."

"We call on both parties to de-escalate and to follow up this road map," Von der Leyen said when asked to comment on the situation in the north of Kosovo-Metohija and whether the EU would engage more strongly to get Pristina's PM Albin Kurti to accept an EU plan on de-escalation and a withdrawal of special forces.

"This is absolutely vital to move forward in a peaceful manner and it is clear that both parties have to deliver on what has been agreed in Ohrid," she said before the start of the second day of a NATO summit in Vilnius.

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