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Kosovo police: ROSU won’t storm the north

October 4, 2019

Kosovo police denied reports in some Belgrade media that the special ROSU unit would enter northern Kosovo in search for two young Serb men in connection with the murder of an opposition Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic in 2018, the KoSSev website reported on Friday.

The police described reports as “untrue and tendentious” and advised reporters to check any such information with reliable sources.

They added that such news was meant to destabilise and spread fear in Kosovo’s north.

“We encourage citizens not to fall for such disinformation, but to rely on official information and cooperate with the police at the same time,” the police statement said.

Some Belgrade media cited Rada Trajkovic, the opposition coalition Freedom candidate in the Sunday’s elections, as saying that ROSU was ordered to “in the shortest possible way” arrest two Serb men from northern Mitrovica who, reportedly, possessed the video of Ivanovic’s assassination.

Trajkovic has said she was offered the tape but refused to buy it.                                  

Kosovo Special Prosecutors’ Office summoned her for hearing and later said her statement “accelerated the investigation” since it was clear that those who offered her the video lived in northern Mitrovica.    

Source: http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a531780/Kosovo-police-deny-will-enter-the-north.html

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