Kosovo Authorities Ban Belgrade’s Deputy Mayor to Enter Kosovo

Kosovo’s border police have refused to allow a Belgrade government delegation led by deputy mayor Goran Vesic to enter Kosovo, reported GazetaExpress on Monday.
Media in Belgrade are reporting that Vesic was told at the border that he cannot enter Kosovo’s territory at the order of the Government of Kosovo, with the justification that his visit is a threat to security. Vesic told media that two Kosovo Police vehicles banned his entry at the northern border point of Jarinje. He said that he was going to Mitrovica North to attend a ceremony marking twinning of Belgrade with Serb-majority municipality of Mitrovica North in Kosovo.

Serbia’s Government Office for Kosovo issued a statement saying that Vesic’s ban of entry goes against the agreement on freedom of movement and demonstrates that Pristina is not ready to contribute to the normalization of interethnic relations in Kosovo.