On October 23rd a ceremony was held in the “Camp Film City”, the main base of “KFOR” in Kosovo, on the occasion of the accession of representatives of the Montenegrin Army “KFOR” and the official visit of Predrag Bošković, the Minister of Defense of Montenegro. The commander of “KFOR”, Italian General Salvatore Kuci, said that it was important for Montenegro to contribute to the security and freedom of movement in the Western Balkans by choosing to be part of a mission such as that conducted by KFOR. In his words, this is another step forward in KFOR’s efforts to ensure that the situation in Kosovo is calm and under control. The minister of defense of Montenegro, who arrived on an official visit to Kosovo, on the occasion of the accession of his country’s military “KFOR”, spoke with his Kosovo counterpart Rustem Berisha, as well as with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj.
We remind, Serbian Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vulin, immediately after the announcement of the decision of the Government of Montenegro that the representatives of its army will be sent to Kosovo, condemned the decision, and said that it was not friendly. However, Boskovic characterized Vulin’s statement as emotional, and personal. He said that he did not understand why Serbia responded to the sending of representatives of the Montenegrin army, and did not comment on anything when soldiers from 28 countries that were in KFOR so far were sent to Kosovo. It is important to note that only two Montenegrin officers have been sent to Kosovo!