Serbs let Russian aid trucks through barricadeSource: Beta
JARINJE -- Serbs in northern Kosovo removed a barricade this morning to let through a convoy of Russian humanitarian aid enter northern Kosovo.
The barricade was located in front of the Jarnje administrative line checkpoint, in the area that's part of central Serbia.
The vehicles then reached Jarinje, which is controlled by EULEX officials. Journalists also saw police officers of the Kosovo Albanian authorities from Priština there, but they did not check the trucks and cars.
Russian Ambassador in Belgrade Aleksandr Konuzin traveled in the convoy. At the barricade, he exited his car to shake hands with the Serbs guarding the roadblock and took pictures with them.
An SUV with a Russian flag was also seen in the convoy.
Konuzin is expected to address the citizens at another barricade, in Leposavić, and then in Kosovska Mitrovica, where the aid shipment will be handed over to the Red Cross.
The shipment consists of food, tents, blankets, and other goods, and will be distributed to Serb families most in need of such assistance.
The ceremony in northern Kosovska Mitrovica will be attended by officials of the Ministry for Kosovo, the Red Cross, and local self-administration.