Thaci: NATO Deal Is Unworkable


PRISTINA, Kosovo, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci says an agreement to remove roadblocks in Kosovo’s Serbian-run north is unworkable.

Thaci said the agreement reached by KFOR Cmdr. Erhard Buhler and Serbian government officials won’t work, the roadblocks won’t be removed, and an embargo on Serbian goods would remain in force, B92 reported.

European Union and United States officials want Serbia to allow Pristina to take control of northern Kosovo as a condition for membership in the European Union, the daily newspaper Blic reported.

Thaci previously accused Serbian Prime Minister Goran Bogdanovic of being responsible for the tense situation in northern Kosovo. He said Bodganovic motivated Serbs to perform illegal activities to keep tensions high.

“They are not only requesting a dialogue on technical issues from Belgrade, but also that Serbia makes concrete steps that will allow full integration of northern Kosovo with the remaining parts of the province,” a Serbian government official said

Bogdanovic called for all sides to stop the violence that has sporadically broken out near border outposts.

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