The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg announced that the decision has been taken to increase the number of NATO forces in Kosovo.
The communication of the head of NATO became public today after the meeting of the North Atlantic Council where the situation in Kosovo was discussed.
"Since May, we have improved the presence and attitude of KFOR. Only yesterday the North Atlantic Council authorized additional forces to address the current situation," Stoltenberg said.
The announcement states that the allies have expressed their deep concern about the growing tensions in the north of Kosovo.
Stoltenberg said that "we will always continue to ensure that our commander has the resources and flexibility necessary for KFOR to fulfill its mandate. We are ready to make further adjustments to KFOR's position as needed".
"KFOR", he said, "continues to coordinate closely with all relevant stakeholders in Kosovo and Serbia, "as well as with EULEX, OSCE, UNMIK and the diplomatic community".
"We call on all parties to urgently de-escalate. We continue to call on Belgrade and Pristina to engage in EU-facilitated dialogue as the only way to resolve outstanding issues and reach solutions that respect the rights of all communities. This is the key to stable security in Kosovo and stability in the region", declared the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.
In the statement of the head of NATO, it is said that KFOR will always take all necessary actions to maintain a safe environment and freedom of movement for all people living in Kosovo.
"We do this impartially and in accordance with our UN mandate," Stoltenberg declared.