The UN Security Council will discuss on Monday the Pristina authorities’ decision to form its own army, Serbia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Sunday.
Although it was speculated that the session might be closed for public, the ministry’s statement said the meeting would be publicly available.
The session will be addressed by Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic, who told the local media he would “tell the truth” in his address at the UN headquarters.
The Security Council already met in an informal meeting late Friday night at Serbia’s request, to discuss the latest developments in Kosovo. The Pristina authorities adopted three laws last week transforming Kosovo Security Forces into an army, which raised the concern of NATO and UN officials, and sparked reactions among Serbia’s officials.
While KFOR peacekeeping forces said they would not withdraw from Kosovo, Chief of Staff of Serbia’s Army said the army was prepared to respond to all possible challenges.