The Embassy of the United States of America in Kosovo strongly condemned the orchestrated and violent attacks on the Kosovo Police on Sunday morning and stated that the perpetrators of this attack must and will be held accountable. In a statement to the media, the U.S. Embassy said that the perpetrators must and will be held accountable.
Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador Jeff Hovenier offered his deepest condolences to the family of the Kosovo Police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty today.
He also attended the candle-lighting ceremony in Pristina. “Together with representatives of Kosovar institutions and the international community at the candle lighting ceremony in honor of Kosovo Police Sergeant Afrim Bunjaku, who was killed in the line of duty today.” “I once again express my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the police officer,” Hovenier wrote on Platform X.
The armed attack was also condemned by European Union High Representative Josep Borrell. ” The EU condemns in the strongest possible terms the hideous attack against Kosovo Police officers in Banjska/Banjskë in the north of Kosovo. The responsible perpetrators must face justice,” Borrell wrote on Platform X.
EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi also strongly condemned the attack on Kosovo police. He ordered an immediate end to the violence. “We support the work of EULEX and KFOR on the ground and call for a full investigation,” Varhelyi said, consoling the family of the murdered policeman and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
“I strongly condemn the horrific attack on Kosovo police last night. Violence of any kind is absolutely unacceptable. My sympathies go out to the victims, their families and colleagues. The perpetrators must be brought to justice. “Everyone should return to dialogue immediately,” said Miroslav Lajcak, the European Union’s Representative for the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue.
The Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany has strongly condemned the “horrific attack” on Kosovo police.
“Illegal armed groups must stop endangering lives,” it said. “The perpetrators must be held accountable,” the Federal Ministry said, among other things.
German MP Michael Roth, also chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag, has condemned the case of the killing of the policeman in the north.
“There is simply no end to the brutal violence. Now a Kosovo policeman has died. Serbian gangs (with direct support from Belgrade) are again likely to be responsible. “I am curious what reasoning Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić will have this time,” Roth wrote on X, the former Twitter platform.
“We strongly condemn the horrific attack on Kosovo Police officers in north Kosovo,” it said. “The violence must be stopped immediately, the perpetrators must be held accountable and brought to justice,” the statement said.
Dutch Foreign Minister Hanke Bruins Slot has expressed concern about recent developments in north Kosovo.
Bruins Slot said the EU and its member states are constantly calling on both sides to de-escalate the situation.
“Very concerned about the developments in north Kosovo,” he said. “The EU and its member states constantly call on all actors to work to de-escalate the situation,” Bruins Slot wrote on the “X” platform.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has joined in condemning Sunday’s attack in north Kosovo.
“In order to reduce tensions in the region and prevent escalation, it is essential that all parties act with restraint and refrain from violence.” Dialogue is the only way to achieve lasting peace and stability in Kosovo and the region. As Turkey, we will continue to support the dialogue process,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
The attack on Kosovo police was also condemned by the Croatian Foreign Ministry.
“We strongly condemn the violent attack on the Kosovo Police early this morning. Our deepest condolences go to the family of the police officer killed in the line of duty and we wish the injured officer a speedy recovery. ” The perpetrators must be urgently brought to justice,” wrote the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Platform X./The Geopost/