PRISTINA - During the past few days in Gjakova/Djakovica airfield training, took place the NATO KFOR "Frozen Sabre" exercise.
The scenario of the exercise consisted of negative events which lead to the deterioration of the freedom of movement and threatened the security of the local population.
KFOR in order to guarantee the necessary security and deterrence framework deployed its units in accordance with the UN resolution 1244 of 1999.
Regional Command West (RC-W) units intervened in conjunction with the KFOR'S Tactical Reserve Battalion (KTRBN) and from the Multinational Specialized Unit (MSU).
Regional Command-Est (RC-E) Aviation Detachment provided the necessary air lift and air medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) assets to the units on the ground.
The Freedom of Movement Detachment of the Joint Logistic Support Group (JLSG) of KFOR was deployed and also the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Battalion (ISRBN) played an active part during the exercise.
COM KFOR, Major General KAJARI, in his closing speech expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the professionalism, dedication, and commitment demonstrated by all the KFOR soldiers that took part in the "FROZEN SABRE" exercise, which was planned and executed under the guidance of the Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Luca PIPERNI.
KFOR is a multinational NATO force, consisting of around 3700 units from 28 troop contributing nations, ready to intervene throughout Kosovo with kinetic and non-kinetic assets.
Training and maintaining high levels of readiness represent one of the tools that allows KFOR to have a flexible and visible posture on the ground, in this way the NATO lead mission in Kosovo can promptly tackle any development that could affect the security situation, in line with the principles of the UN resolution 1244 of 1999.