BRUSSELS (AA) – The European Commission confirmed today that the European Union is ready to impose sanctions on Serbia for the attack in the north of Kosovo, if the member states of the Bloc find enough evidence, reports Anadolu.
“The European Union is ready to evaluate the measures regarding Serbia, if the member states decide to have enough information, enough facts,” said EU foreign affairs spokesman Peter Stano.
Stano emphasized that the EU will act when the member states make a decision, because restrictive measures require unanimity.
He said the EU is awaiting “the final results of the proper, detailed investigation that will clarify all the circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack” and that the bloc expects “full and unconditional cooperation from Serbia.”
Stano described the recent revelations of “huge stockpiles of weapons in northern Kosovo” and the strengthening of the military in Serbia as “very worrying developments”.
Kosovo’s Minister of the Interior Dzheljal Svechla said at a press conference on Sunday that the goal of the “terrorist attack from Serbia” in Banjska is the annexation of the north of Kosovo, Kosovo media reported.
He said preparations for the attack were made in Serbia and that this could be seen from the drones seized by the group.
Svechla said that the pictures prove that this group in Serbia is preparing, training and conducting exercises near Jagodina and in the Kopaonik military base.
“All this footage related to the preparations was obtained from the drones of the terrorist organization that we captured,” he said.
In an attack by a group of Serbs on September 24, led by the vice-president of the Serbian List, Milan Radoicic, a Kosovo policeman was killed, and then the Kosovo police in an “anti-terrorist operation” eliminated four attackers and arrested six. Radoicic and the others fled to Serbia.
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