The United Kingdom has said it is committed to maintaining peace and security in the region, and will therefore send 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.
In a press release, the head of the Office for Communication, Richard Le Vay, said that the British KFOR troops will be sent to Kosovo after the increase in tensions in the northern part.
"The UK's rapid deployment is a demonstration of the UK Armed Forces' unique capabilities and commitment to maintaining peace and security in the region. UK forces will be deployed to NATO's peacekeeping mission in Kosovo following a NATO request. This comes after the violent attack on the Kosovo Police in the north of Kosovo on September 24 and the increase in tensions in the region", declared the British Chief of Defense Staff, Sir Tony Radakin.
According to the communiqué, the withdrawal of military troops will serve as strength and expertise for NATO "as part of the main and unwavering commitment to the Alliance".
"The deployment of the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment demonstrates the responsiveness of the United Kingdom Armed Forces. We continue to be a fundamental part of the NATO alliance, sharing our military expertise and strength. The extension of our support to the Kosovo Force (KFOR) underlines our unwavering commitment to NATO and the security of the Western Balkans region", declared Sir Tony Radakin
The announcement emphasizes that the United Kingdom Forces have played a key role in maintaining peace and strengthening security for over two decades.