Clashes in northern Kosovo (29 May 2023)


France expresses its full solidarity with the soldiers of the KFOR mission, several of whom were wounded today in clashes in northern Kosovo when they intervened, in the course of their duties, between Serb demonstrators and the Kosovo police force.

It condemns this violence in the strongest terms and calls on the parties, in particular the Kosovo Government, to immediately take the required measures to reduce tensions.

It is more essential than ever for Pristina and Belgrade to show responsibility by returning to the negotiating table with an attitude of compromise, in the service of Serb and Kosovar citizens’ peace and prosperity. For regional stability to be jeopardized in such a critical international context cannot be tolerated. This is a matter of European security.