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Old 2nd Nov 2022, 11:43
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And things to continue to bubble as Russia continues to try and distract from Ukraine and cause problems elsewhere..

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/10/31...ons-boil-over/

In Northern Kosovo, Tensions Threaten to Boil Over
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​​​​​​​JUST IN: #Kosovo gov't officials have stated that the Russian mercenary network known as the "Wagner Group" has illegally entered the north of Kosovo to cause tensions and fuel the conflict between Kosovo and Serbia.
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PLAAF Y-20

Don't forget the six PLAAF latest Xian Y-20 which turned up Nikola Tesla International Airport back in April

https://theaviationist.com/2022/04/1...-20-to-serbia/

And i suspect the one Y-20 I saw in my other neck of the woods at Airpower 2022 in Zeltweg back in Sept and that was the highlight of the show, (my pic below). I suspect the PLAAF Y-20 fleet was and still is in and out of Europe.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ne-war-falters

Kosovo PM says Russia is inflaming Serbia tensions as Ukraine war falters

Kosovo’s prime minister, Albin Kurti, has warned of Russia inflaming tensions between his country and Serbia due to the war in Ukraine faltering, as Belgrade took its first step in deploying troops to the region.

Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo, where they are in the majority, have had barricades set up for more than a week, preventing the free movement of the Kosovan authorities, despite US and EU calls for the illegal road blocks to be dismantled.

A large group of members of the Narodne Patrole, a Serbian nationalist organisation with ties to the Russian paramilitary group Wagner, had also massed on Sunday on the Serbian side of the Serbia-Kosovo border threatening to confront Nato troops.

With the risk of violent clashes growing, Serbia’s president, Aleksandar Vučić, used his right under a UN resolution to ask Nato for permission to send 1,000 police and army personnel, citing a need to protect Serbian communities. Serbia’s request on Friday, the first since the Kosovan war ended in 1999, will almost certainly be rejected, but the concern will be that it could be the first step towards a unilateral decision to deploy.

Kurti said he was anxious the tense situation could escalate to the advantage of Vladimir Putin with Russian and Serbian forces having conducted 104 joint military exercises in 2021. The Kosovan leader added that he had agreed to give Nato-led troops, known as Kfor, time to persuade those on the barricades to stand down but that they could not be allowed to remain much longer.

He described the barricades as a step towards partitioning the country, which has been independent from Serbia since 2008.

“Our worry [is] that removal of these barricades cannot exclude casualties,” he said. “And that’s why we want to be as careful as possible to make sure that there will be no destabilisation and relative peace and security will be in place. However, we cannot allow this violation of lawfulness and constitutionality for ever. So, yeah, this must end, sooner the better.”…….
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JUST IN: The Serbian Armed Forces and the police are on full combat readiness, Defense minister says - Kommersant/Politika

"The President of Serbia, as Commander-in-Chief, ordered tonight that the Serbian Armed Forces be at the highest level of combat readiness, i.e. preparedness up to the level of the use of armed forces, i.e. the armed potential of the Serbian Armed Forces" - Defense minister
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Nonsense
Which bit? BBC & Sky News:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64099388

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64099388


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