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Kneissl tells Kosovo that peace is not gained by preparing an army


Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told Kosovan leaders that peace is not gained by creating an army. Kosovo today declared the transformation of its “protective force” into an army, a move which raised tensions with neighboring Serbia.

– Maintaining good neighborly relations is an important condition of the efforts to integrate Kosovo in the EU, and normalization of relations with Serbia is a priority issue, said Kneissl, who holds the rotating presidency of Union.

International response was divided, with approval from the United States and criticism from NATO. Serbia said that the move threatens to spark a war in the Balkans.