The Army of Serbia has preventively raised the combat readiness on the entire country’s territory due to the tensions in Kosovo and Metohija, Serbian media said on Saturday.
According to the Belgrade-based daily newspaper Vecernje Novosti, the security services intensified their activities in order to prevent the alleged plans of the authorities in Pristina to trigger unrest but also the activities of certain circles in Serbia who, the daily said, disturb the Serb population in the area lying north and south of the Ibar river.
The National Security Council of Serbia convened on Saturday to discuss the situation in Kosovo. Following the meeting, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric said that Serbia was “systematically weakened by false accusations for the scenarios against its own people in Kosovo” said by various political and religious representatives.
Djuric also said that the security services are expected to intensify their activities because, as he pointed out, this was a matter of “an organized scenario that foreign services are involved too.”