In view of tight social and political situation in Kosovo the Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent's elements are all set to counteract escalation, according to the Defence Ministry press service, “Cabinet press office” informed.
For the time being, the social and political situation in Kosovo is still intense - protest actions are going on, in which Albanian and Serbian population is engaged.
On February 13 in Kosovo's town Shterpce, the administrative center of the same municipality, which is located in the duty area of the joint Ukraine-Polish peacekeeping battalion "UkrPolbat" and the KFOR multinational tactical group "East", a protest action took place.
The order and security during protests in Shterpce is maintained by the local police together with the Ukrainian peacekeepers. Moreover, in case of conflict escalation, the Ukrainian peacekeeping contingent's elements are located in "Breza" camp and in the "Bondsteel" base.
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