Protesters blocked roads in northern Kosovo after authorities stopped cars with Serbian plates from entering the country.
Serbia, which lost control of Kosovo in 1999, did not recognize Kosovo and blocked cars with Kosovo license plates from entering the country.
Approximately 50,000 Serbs living in northern Kosovo and bordering Serbia refused to admit Pristina authorities, and regulations came into force on Monday, causing cars and trucks to block roads in protest. ..
Kosovo police deployed riot equipment and armored vehicles when the blockade was tightened, and Kosovo’s prime minister, Albin Kurti, said the move was not to harm the driver, but as a retaliation against Belgrade. ..
“Today there is nothing illegal or discriminatory,” Mr. Culti said in parliament.
“Serbian citizens will move freely and safely, as they did yesterday, today and tomorrow.”
Serbian President Alexander Vucci said the situation was very “serious and difficult.”
“If you’re dealing with irresponsible people, it’s hard to find a solution,” Vucci said.
The two countries began talks in 2013, mediated by the European Union, to resolve the issue, but little progress has been made.
Kosovo is recognized in about 110 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and most Western countries, but not Russia, a traditional ally of Serbia.
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