"Thaci made promise to NATO in 2013 regarding North"
Hashim Thaci promised to NATO in 2013 that the KSF will not go to the north of Kosovo"without the consent of KFOR," Radio Free Europe said it learned. "Thaci made promise to NATO in 2013 regarding North" Hashim Thaci promised to NATO in 2013 that the KSF will not go to the north of Kosovo"without the consent of KFOR," Radio Free Europe said it learned. Source: Radio Free Europe Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 11:02 Share (EPA-EFE, file, illustration) (EPA-EFE, file, illustration) NATO sources explained that there was an exchange of letters between then Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and former Secretary General Andreas Fogh Rasmussen.
"Basically, then prime minister Thaci took an obligation that the KSF (Kosovo Security Force) would not go north of the Ibar River without an agreement with the KFOR commander," one NATO source explained to RFE. This source has confirmed that the document has never been published because nothing had been signed. "It's not an agreement. It is a private exchange of letters between then Prime Minister Thaci and then Secretary General Rasmussen," explained this official. According to this source, this exchange of letters took place in the period after the Brussels agreement was reached and before the dialogue was relaunched (2013). NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has on two occasions in the last two days told Kosovo authorities that the KSF cannot cross into the northern part of Kosovo "without the consent of the KFOR commander." For this view, the Alliance's first man relies on the 2013 Brussels agreement that was reached by the then Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic, and the then Prime Minister of Kosovo Thaci. According to Stoltenberg, the Brussels agreement "clearly states that the KSF cannot go to the north without the consent of the KFOR commander." No article of the Brussel agreement applies to the issue of the LSF, writes the broadcaster This was indirectly confirmed by Maja Kocijancic, an EU spokesperson, qhwn asked to explain which article of the agreement is related to the KSF. "The Brussels agreement concluded in April 2013 envisions the integration of security structures in Kosovo and the obligations of parties in it. The European Union expects Kosovo to continue fulfilling its obligations under the security arrangements of this agreement and according to the international military presence," Kocijancic said in a written response. KFOR spokesman in Kosovo, Vincenzo Grasso, on the other hand, claims that an agreement banning the arrival of the KSF to northern Kosovo is part of the Brussels agreement. ... https://www.b92.net/eng/news/world.php?yyyy=2019&mm=02&dd=14&nav_id=106212
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