Serbs' vehicles with Kosovar plates set on fire in northern Kosovo
According to a statement, the vehicles used to bear license plates of neighboring Serbia but the attack came after they were re-registered to Kosovo license plates – a recent issue between the two countries.
"After the arson of two cars in the north of the country on 30.03.2023, after midnight on 31.03.2023, three more vehicles with RKS plates belonging to the victims of the Serbian community were set on fire. Police teams immediately went to the scene and intervened in the incident with authorized police units," said a police statement.
Kosovo and Serbia reached an agreement last November to ease tensions over license plates for the Republic of Kosovo – a sticking point for some locals, especially ethnic Serbs living in northern Kosovo, near the border with Serbia
Most UN member states, including the US, UK, France, Germany, and Türkiye, recognized Kosovo as a separate country after it declared independence from Serbia 15 years ago. Serbia, however, continues to regard it as its own territory.