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The situation is extensive in the Balkans - Serbian protesters closed the border crossings between Kosovo and Serbia again

Neither the Serbs nor the Kosovars are resting in Kosovo, since they seek full sovereignty over the entire province of Serbia, while the Serbs have autonomy from Pristina.

Border crossings between Kosovo and Serbia were closed due to barricades set up by Serbian protesters.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo announced the impossibility of moving buses and trucks from Kosovo to the border crossings of Jarine and Merdare to and from Serbia.

The Kosovar Ministry of Defense adviser, Sar Yakupi, informed that the passage of cars is also unsafe at the moment due to the ongoing protests.

"We inform you that in Serbia, near the border points in Jarine and Merdar, due to the ongoing protests, it is impossible for buses and trucks heading from Kosovo to pass. It is also not safe for cars to pass at this time," he tweeted. of.

The Croatian Foreign Ministry urges citizens traveling on Serbian territory to use the Mutinov and Oak border crossings or route through Skopje.

But everyone agrees that this situation, which has already happened in the recent past, may well lead to a new round of conflict between Serbs and Albanians.

Serbs reported that the roads have been blocked by drivers of trucks carrying Serbian products, in a sign of rebellion against the decision of the Kosovo authorities not to allow trucks with Serbian license plates and goods to enter Kosovo since last week.

The Kosovo government took a decision on June 14 to strengthen border controls with Serbia.

The decision was taken after three members of the Kosovo Police were arrested by Serbian authorities.

Kosovo authorities said they were abducted on Kosovo territory, while Belgrade announced they were captured on Serbian territory.

According to Serbian authorities, the police officers are suspected of criminal offenses such as illegal entry, possession and illegal trafficking of weapons and explosives.

These offenses are punishable by up to 12 years in prison.

Kosovo war scenarios from an Albanian expert

Former Albanian SHIK intelligence agent Naim Miftar reported that "declarations of 'possible war'" between Belgrade and Pristina have been made in recent days by political analysts following the situation in northern Kosovo.

Miftari says there can only be war if the two countries want to clash again. According to him, Kosovo must have a well-equipped and well-equipped army and police, so that in the event of a conflict with Serbia, it can defend itself, since no one in the world is protected by "friends" forever.

"As for the war with Serbia, war can only happen if America, NATO, France, Germany, for their own purposes, want to go to war again, allowing a conflict in Kosovo, because otherwise this is impossible.

Maybe some armed incident or sporadic conflicts, terrorist attacks, even with casualties, can bring a war, but there is no way, there will be a normal conflict, unless America, NATO, Germany want war and especially France", concludes Miftar among others.

Our assessment is that NATO and the EU do not want a flare-up between Kosovo and Serbia at this stage and will do everything possible to prevent it, since they have the power and the will to do so.

But the problem is what will happen if we have an armed incident or incidents on the border of the two sides, or if the Serbs living in Northern Kosovo go on an armed uprising against the Kosovars?

The Turks are watching everything in the region amid Serbian-Kosovo tensions

With Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured another five years in power, Turkey is seeking to increase its influence in the Balkans, a region that was part of the Ottoman Empire for centuries.

The rising tensions in northern Kosovo present one such opportunity. Although southeastern Europe remains firmly in the geopolitical orbit of the United States, Ankara likely aims to begin playing the role of mediator in the disputes between Belgrade and Pristina.

The situation in Kosovo near the Serbian border, where Serbs make up the majority of the population, escalated on May 26 when Kosovo Albanian special police forces (ROSU) seized four municipal buildings in the area, aiming to help newly elected Albanian mayors take over. duties.

ROSU's actions angered the United States, and despite being Kosovo's main supporter, Washington excluded Pristina from US-led military exercises in Europe.

Instead, US troops conducted joint military exercises with the Serbian army near the town of Bujanovac, not far from Kosovo.

Fully aware that he cannot count on the full support of the West, Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti may start looking for alternative partners, hoping to improve Pristina's standing on the international stage.

Could Turkey be one of them? Certainly yes and we expect to see many more.

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