NATO to send 700 more troops to Kosovo to help quell violent protests

May 31, 2023 2:30 pm

[Source: AP News]

NATO is deploying 700 additional troops to northern Kosovo after 30 of its peacekeepers were injured in clashes with ethnic Serb protesters amid a long-simmering dispute.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says they have decided to deploy 700 more troops from the operational reserve force for Western Balkans .

This has been made possible after talks with Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store on Tuesday.

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He said that NATO would also “put an additional battalion of reserve forces on high readiness so they can also be deployed if needed”.