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Serbia – Kosovo 2023: The disinformation war
Serbia – Kosovo 2023: The disinformation war

Author(s): Not Specified Author
Subject(s): Politics, Security and defense, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Mednarodni inštitut za bližnjevzhodne in balkanske študije IFIMES
Keywords: Serbia; Kosovo; 2023; disinformation; conflict; tensions;
Summary/Abstract: As the end of 2023 approaches, tensions in the relationship between Serbia and Kosovo are on the rise. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, coupled with the local elections in northern Kosovo's municipalities of Mitrovica, Leposavić, Zvečan, and Zubin Potok, which were boycotted by members of the majority Serbian community, have led to an upsurge in tensions and violence. In February 2023, envoys from France, Germany, the EU, the US, and Italy met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić (SNS) and Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti (LVV) in an attempt to persuade them to sign a plan aimed at calming tensions and achieving full normalization of relations. The outcome was the unsigned Ohrid Agreement, outlining the parties' specific commitments for implementation. More recently, Azerbaijan initiated a military operation, successfully reclaiming the secessionist enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, an event that consequently reverberates in its implications for the situation in Kosovo.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: English