Russian aid trucks arrive in North Kosovo destination

A Russian convoy of 25 trucks transporting 300 tons of aid for Kosovo Serbs has reached its destination at Zvecan after a prolonged standoff at the Kosovo-Serbia border.

Seventy-two hours after being stopped at the Kosovo-Serbia border, a Russian convoy transporting humanitarian aid for Serbs in northern Kosovo finally reached its destination on Friday morning.

Kosovo Police said the trucks were transporting food, tents, blankets and fuel, which will be delivered to the most vulnerable Serbian families living in the region.

“The convoy passed the border crossing at Jarinje at around 7.30am and reached its destination around 8.30am in Zvecan,” Besim Hoti, Kosovo Police spokesperson for the Mitrovica region, said.

EU police in EULEX on Tuesday halted the convoy at the border, saying the Russian embassy in Belgrade had changed its plans without warning and had refused a EULEX escort.

The Russian embassy initially requested a EULEX escort the convoy, but once the trucks reached Jarinje border crossing they rejected it.

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