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NATO-led forces ready to intervene in northern Kosovo if stability in the region is threatened.
NATO said in a statement On Sunday, tensions are rising in the northern municipalities of Kosovo and that the Kosovo Force in Pristina (KFOR) is closely monitoring the situation.
KFOR, a NATO-led peacekeeping force, was established in 1999 with the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 in response to a deteriorating humanitarian crisis.
Tensions are rising again amid a new government decree that will oblige people entering Kosovo with Serbian identity cards to replace them with a temporary document for the duration of their stay.
On Sunday, ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo, a partially recognized state that borders Serbia in the Balkans, blocked two keys. border crossings with Serbia in protest against the new rule.
NATO said that KFOR is closely monitoring the situation and is “ready to intervene if stability is threatened.”
“KFOR maintains a visible and agile position on the ground and the KFOR commander is in contact with all of its key interlocutors, including representatives of the Kosovo security organizations and the Serbian Ministry of Defense,” NATO said in a statement.
The new regulation was to come into force in August. 1, but later on Sunday Kosovo announced that it would delay a decision on Serb-issued license plates and IDs until September. one.