Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says minority Serbs will end protests in northern Kosovo while a Serbian official says US, EU have assured Belgrade that Pristina will not arrest those who protested or erected barricades in the restive area.
"Serbia, influenced by Russia, has raised a state of military readiness... to protect criminal groups that terrorise... citizens of Serb ethnicity living in Kosovo," says Kosovar Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla.
Serbia will stop issuing licence plates with Kosovo Cities' denominations and Kosovo will cease further actions related to re-registration of vehicles," says EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
President Vucic underlined that Belgrade was "completely constructive" during the talks, insisting on the "implementation of the signed agreements that were changed 10 times."
Kosovo's PM Kurti said the decision has been taken in cooperation with international allies for 30 days on the condition that all barricades are removed and complete freedom of movement is restored.
NATO's forces in Kosovo announced they are ready to intervene if stability in northern Kosovo is threatened.
The UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) worker was arrested for reportedly allowing his official car to be used by Kosovo-Serbs erecting a roadblock. The latest flare-up has led to calls for UNMIK to leave the country.
Kosovo passed laws to build an army, asserting its statehood in a US-backed move that prompted outrage in Serbia, which does not recognise its former province's independence.
The idea to make predominantly ethnic Albanian towns in Serbia part of Kosovo in exchange for Serbia taking over a part of northern Kosovo populated mainly by Serbs divides the Balkans.
Kosovo authorities said Marko Djuric, the head of the Serbian government office on Kosovo, entered the town of Mitrovica without authorisation.
The prominent politician was close to his party office in the northern town of Mitrovica where he was shot at least five times.
A Serbian passenger train that departed from the country's capital Belgrade for Mitrovica, a disputed city in the youngest country in the Balkans, Kosovo, has escalated tensions in the region again.
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