Against the backdrop of Kosovo’s formation of its first official army, a new brigade combat team from Hawaii arrives in Kosovo, marking 20 years of U.S. support since the end of the war to preserve security and peace in Kosovo.
In response to the vote in the Kosovo Assembly on Friday morning approving the expansion of the Kosovo Security Force competences, Kosovo Serb politicians have stated they will challenge the decision.
Kosovo lawmakers voted in favor of changing the mandate of the KSF to that of a regular army, with Serb MPs absent from the session.
The international community would accept territorial swaps between Kosovo and Serbia, provided Kosovo’s role as a political pawn remains steadfast.
Discussing the transformation of the Kosovo Security Forces into an army with civil society activists, Kosovo President remained resolute on the initiative.