Kosovo’s government stands ready to safeguard the country’s integrity with firearms if northern municipalities declare independence and merge with Serbia, Serbian newspaper Danas reported on Friday. “We are ready to respond militarily. And obviously, we will arrest all those who decide to do so,” Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi told the paper.
When asked if Pristina could take such an action alone or it must first get a green light from the international community, Rexhepi said the EULEX mission has been already notified about the government’s stance.
“We sought their assistance to thwart eventual declaration of independence by northern Kosovo, but we also made it clear that our response will be decisive.