According to all international documents, and especially UN Security Council 1244, the only armed force that can enter northern Kosovo, mostly inhabited by Serbs, is KFOR, the Serb List leader told a news conference after the Kosovo Assembly adopted laws allowing for the transformation of the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF) into an armed force.
Citizens are saying that the flags have been displayed in response to the announced adopted of a law in the Assembly in Pristina to form an army in Kosovo, which will be discussed on Friday.
Also, they say the move came in response to US flags being displayed lately in Pristina, the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, and elsewhere in southern Kosovo and Metohija.
According to the northern-Kosovo based KoSSev website, Bahtiri is proposing that he should govern a "united (Kosovska Mitrovica."
"I demand that the Kosovo government take all the necessary legal actions to immediately abolish the decision to divide Mitrovica into two municipalities," Bahtiri wrote on his Facebook profile.