A battalion-sized number of NATO-led KFOR troops have been sent to the northern border in Kosovo to relieve existing KFOR troops who are there, KFOR has told Balkan Insight.
Ralph Adametz, deputy spokesman for KFOR, said “What we will do now is relieve our forces.” He said the size of the battalion deployed to the border was approximately 500-600 people.
The decision had been made yesterday and the additional troops would be expected to arrive at the border within the next few days, he added.
Serbian media has reported that trucks and passenger vehicles carrying food and supplies have been turned away from the Jarinje border. Serbian media reports also said medical supplies had not been allowed into Kosovo through one of the borders by KFOR soldiers.
Metz said media reports which claimed KFOR soldiers were rejecting food and medicine supplies at the border were untrue.