SRSG Ziadeh strongly condemns attacks on KFOR and injuries to troops and civilians; urges immediate de-escalation
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK Caroline Ziadeh is alarmed by the violence in northern Kosovo, and preceding actions over the past few days that led to it.
She strongly condemns the actions that resulted in serious injuries of KFOR personnel, as well as civilians, in Zvečan/Zveçan municipality today. Violence in any form, including against KFOR who are deployed to provide a safe and secure environment in accordance with United Nations Resolution 1244 (1999), is unacceptable.
SRSG Ziadeh expresses solidarity with KFOR and wishes all the injured, including civilians, a speedy recovery. She stresses that the loss of life must be prevented at all costs.
The Head of UNMIK urges de-escalation and calls for responsible leadership and actions to defuse tensions and move toward sustainable political solutions as soon as possible.
UNMIK will continue to coordinate closely with all international presences on the ground.