Serbia warns NATO over safety of Kosovo Serbs
23 August 2022 | 2:34 pm
Serbia's president has called on NATO peacekeepers to "do their job" in protecting the Serb minority in the breakaway province. The West fears that Russia is trying to encourage Belgrade to destabilize the region.
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