Police special forces of unrecognized Kosovo used tear gas against Serbs at the Yarine and Brnjak checkpoints on the administrative line with Central Serbia. This was reported on Monday by the national television of Serbia.
Police reportedly used tear gas near the Yarine checkpoint to disperse the assembled Serbs who were peacefully protesting against the decision of the Pristina authorities to forcibly remove Serbian license plates from vehicles entering the region. At the same time, the newspaper Vecherne Novosti also reported on the use of tear gas at the Brnjak checkpoint.
On Monday morning, Kosovo police special forces occupied the Jarine and Brnjak crossings on the administrative line with Central Serbia, where about 20 special vehicles were concentrated, including 10 armored cars. At the same time, the Serbs, outraged by the actions of the Kosovars, moved to the crossings in more than 400 vehicles. Currently, about 300 vehicles have blocked the Jarine crossing and over 100 vehicles are blocking the Brnjak crossing.
The Kosovo police claim that the purpose of the transfer of special forces to the crossing points of the administrative line is to modernize the infrastructure and improve the working conditions of the police. On the other hand, the head of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija under the Serbian government, Petar Petkovic, said on Monday that, according to the information he had, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed entity Albin Kurti and the authorities in Pristina were planning to start forcibly removing Serbian license plates at administrative crossings from Tuesday. replace them with Kosovo ones.