Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Jan. 8 that KFOR had said no to the return of 1,000 members of Serbian security forces to Kosovo and Metohija.
"They replied that they felt there was no need for the return of the Serbian military and armed forces to the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, citing Resolution 1244 and saying that they were playing their part in accordance with it, and did not cite the part of the resolution according to which it is possible to refuse this because nothing like that exists," Vucic told Pink TV.
He went on to say that KFOR had cited the positive norm, that they were obligated to maintain peace and order and made another "inadvertent mistake" by saying that they were carefully monitoring the situation in the north after Serbs were shot at in the south just a couple of hours earlier.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced that Belgrade would seek additional guarantees for the security of Serbs in Kosovo after the KFOR mission refused the Serbian government's request for the return of some Serbian security forces to the area. "The support of Albanian, Dutch, German, U.S. and all other forces is welcome, only the support of Serbian security forces isn't welcome. That doesn't make sense to me and it goes against Resolution 1244 of the U.N. Security Council," the prime minister told reporters in Dubai, which she was visiting officially.