More generally, there is a sense that Pristina has failed to uphold its end of the bargain by refusing to establish the Association/Community of Serb-majority Municipalities, A/CSM, one of the key elements of the now decade-old Brussels Agreement. For Kosovo Serbs, the A/CSM is a vital mechanism through which their community rights can be advanced.
It has been 13 days since the raid of special police units on the premises of the municipalities of Zvean, Zubin Potok and Leposavi, and today is the tenth day of protest by the residents of Zvean who want the special units to withdraw from the north of Kosovo and for the workers of the municipality to be allowed to return to their workplaces.
To this day, that wire separated members of KFOR and Serbs who have been gathering at the municipal building for days, demanding that members of the so-called police leave the municipal buildings in the north of Kosovo, which they forcibly entered, introducing the Albanian mayors.
Foto: Privatna arhiva
The Turkish commando battalion requested by NATO has arrived in Kosovo to assist in quelling recent violent unrest in the Balkan country.
The Turkish Defense Ministry shared a video on June 4 showing troops wearing the insignia of the NATO-led KFOR peacekeeping force departing from Türkiye and arriving in Kosovo.
KFOR is still located in the immediate vicinity of the municipal building and on all approaches to Zvean.
The Serbs insist on the demands that the Albanian presidents of the municipalities do not enter the official facilities, that the special police officers also leave the buildings, and that the arrested Rado Petrovi and Duan Obrenovi be released.
She recalled that every time they tried to take photos or videos, "even when we approached the windows of the café, we were attacked by protesters".
"The windows of the café broke; they [protesters] threw rocks at it when we approached the windows to film. The situation was very difficult," she explained.