Kosovo has decided that no Serbian official will be given permission to enter the Kosovar borders, as a result of the provocations and behaviors arrived in recent months from Belgrade.
Jetlir Zyberaj, advisers to the Kosovar Foreign Affairs Minister - Behgjet Pacolli - explained in a post on Facebook that the foreign ministry took this decision due to threats, events in northern Kosovo and other issues:
"Because of the 'hybrid threats' that Serbia is advancing to Kosovo, the constant propaganda, the false news about our countries and our citizens, and the latest efforts to stage a so-called humanitarian crisis in northern Kosovo, threatening the Serbian population living there and forcing her to close down their businesses only because of Belgrade's political objectives, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not allow any Belgrade official to visit Kosovo and all requests will be rejected until this position continues."- reads Zyberaj's post on Facebook.
However, according to reports from the Kosovo newspaper Zeri, the Serbian prime minister - Ana Brnabić - stated that this news would be false and that she herself would receive this confirmation from her Kosovar counterpart, Ramush Haradinaj.
Kosovo-Serbia: chain reactions
The very fragile relations between Kosovo and Serbia were again cracked last November when the Kosovar government imposed duties on goods imported from Serbia for 100% of their value. The decision came as a result of Kosovo's failure to enter Interpol, which for the Kosovar government was the result of pressure from the Serbs, who were against the initiative.
Situation that subsequently degenerated in the last few months before with the clashes between Kosovo police and Serb citizens from the northern area of Kosovo caused by the raid ordered by the Kosovo prosecutor's office and aimed at combating organized crime (including police officers and customs officers), and then with the statements of the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabić, who had expressed herself about Kosovo at the end of May:
"My fear is that we have to face the worst kind of populists, people who literally come from the woods. Some of them are terrorists who committed atrocities during the Kosovo war. "
From Kosovo, obviously, reactions were not slow to arrive, specifically from President Hashim Thaçi:
"The racist language used by the prime minister of Serbia, a country that committed genocide and ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, is further proof of the pathological hatred of the current Serbian government against the citizens of Kosovo."- the president of Kosovo had stated.