- An integrated security exercise to train over 300 participants in the area of crowd and riot control was conducted by the NATO-led operation in partnership with the Kosovo Police and the European Rule of Law mission EULEX.
Exercise ‘United Response’ took place on the KSF base in Gjakova / Djakovica, and exercised troops in the three layered approach to security which foresees the Kosovo Police as initial responders, supported by EULEX and finally, KFOR as the third tier of response. The KFOR component of the exercise saw troops from eleven nations, drawn from all units deployed in Kosovo.
This week’s exercise was part of KFOR’s continuous commitment to training its combined forces to address any situation that might arise, in close cooperation with its security partners. The exercise was designed in a realistic way by KFOR’s US-led Regional Command East to train all actors to work jointly and in a coordinated way to deescalate a tense situation and to restore order.
Exercise United Response epitomised KFOR’s presence in Kosovo, a multinational commitment to providing a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities in Kosovo, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999.