US Ambassador: It wasn’t a spontaneous gathering of citizens in Banjska

NEWS 26.09.202322:27
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US Ambassador to Kosovo Jeffrey Hovenier said there are still some unknowns regarding the September 24 attack on the Kosovo Police and that the group of people that carried it out was not a group of individual citizens spontaneously coming together “to express concern,” RTK reported.

We are still doing hard work to figure out exactly how and who is responsible and why, but you have seen the video footage of the military equipment and of the plans that were made. This was a trained, organized group, Hovenier told reporters after meeting with Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani.

That means that there are some structures behind them giving them the training and equipment, said the Ambassador, adding that those responsible need to be held accountable.

He said he is acquainted with the reports that fire was opened on the Kosovo Police from the Banjska Monastery.

Hovenier noted that he has been in touch with KFOR, EULEX and the Kosovo Police and that there was strong coordination between them.