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Jan 18 2023

NATO Chiefs of Defence meeting


PRISTINA - Major General Angelo Michele Ristuccia, Commander of the NATO-Led KFOR Mission, spoke at the recent NATO Chiefs of Defence meeting, chaired by Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of NATO’s Military Committee.

During the session, General Ristuccia thanked the Allies for their support to the KFOR Mission and updated them on KFOR’s activities and on the security situation in Kosovo. He said: " Currently, the overall security situation in Kosovo is generally calm but extremely fragile, volatile and unpredictable due to several unresolved & sometimes converging issues."

COMKFOR stressed that the KFOR Mission remains extremely vigilant and has the capability and personnel to provide a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities under our UN mandate, based on #UNSCR 1244 of 1999. KFOR continues to closely monitor the situation on the ground and the activities along the ABL, supporting the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina.

General Ristuccia also spoke about the recent tensions occurred in northern Kosovo. He said: “As long as tensions increase, uncertainty among the population escalates; a single incident could risk compromising years of achievements for security and peace.” Thus, the KFOR Commander underlined #KFOR's ability to intervene, impartially and transparently, in line with its #UN mandate and to continue creating the conditions for the #EU-facilitated dialogue to consolidate and move forward.

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