Serbs outraged by joint military drills between Kosovo and Serbia

Serbs outraged by joint military drills between Kosovo and Serbia

Serbs react against the joint military drills taking place between the Army of Serbia and Kosovo Security Forces (FSK). Media in Serbia say that this is not in line with earlier declarations made by Serb officials, which refused the assistance of FSK in the flooded regions

Pristina, May 28, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Serb media have published a number of articles regarding the participation of the members of the Serb Army in a joint drill with Kosovo Security Forces as outrageous.

Several Serb portals say that the Serb Army and “the so called Kosovo Security Forces”, away from the media attention, have participated in a joint NATO drill, in the military base of Hohenfels in Germany.

“We’re surprised because the Office for Kosovo in Belgrade has strongly reacted after the offer for aid that the government in Pristina had made, by saying that it was ready to send special units to help in the natural catastrophe in Serbia”.

As of May 15, Kosovo Security Forces and Serb Army, have been participating in a joint military drill called “Combined Resolve-II”.

The training, which started on May 15 and will end on June 30, involves 4 thousand troops from 13 European states including Kosovo. This training has been initiated by “US Army Europe” and is taking place in Hohenfels in Germany. /ibna/