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KFOR – Keeping the peace in Kosovo

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The situation in Kosovo is now a lot calmer than it once was, but sometimes tensions still occur. That’s why the NATO-led Kosovo Force is still key to providing stability in the region. Find out more.


A dispute in northern Kosovo in autumn 2021, which occurred as result of a directive by local authorities to use temporary number plates for vehicles coming from Serbia, has highlighted the important stabilising role that the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) continues to play in Kosovo and across the Western Balkans region.

NATO’s multimedia team went to Kosovo to talk with KFOR personnel who helped to implement an arrangement on de-escalation reached between Belgrade and Pristina with support from the EU. This video looks at those developments and the role of KFOR to ensure lasting security.

KFOR’s mandate under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999 is to provide a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities living in Kosovo.

Footage includes various shots of NATO video producer Jake Tupman visiting sites in Kosovo such as the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) and the northern town of Mitrovica/Mitrovice, to look at how the NATO-led mission in Kosovo has helped de-escalate recent tensions.

During filming all covid precautions were observed, including social distancing and wearing of masks.


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