We feel safer, and feel that the Serbs in Kosovo are safer when there are more KFOR troops
around," Vucic said when asked by a journalist to comment on reports that the U.
On 28 February 2011, the next step, called "Gate 2", was achieved, reducing KFOR troops
to approximately 5,000.
Moore said that the continued presence of NATO's KFOR troops
and the EU's EULEX rule of law mission "remain essential for the success" of the Serbia-Kosovo reconciliation process.
There has been a tense stand-off between KFOR troops
and Kosovo Serbs over two roadblocks barring access to the Brnjak and Jarinje and crossing points.
Some 500 civilians "disappeared after the arrival of KFOR troops
on 12 June 1999," most of them Serbs.
A proposed drawdown of KFOR troops
would place additional border management responsibilities on the KBP.
There have been an increasing number of reports in the Serbian media lately on the threats to Macedonia resulting from the anticipated reduction of the number of KFOR troops
There were many reports of KFOR troops
, outnumbered by the rioters and unwilling to fire on them, refusing to intervene to stop the destruction and looting of property.
In particular, forces of troop-contributing nations were not formally assigned or seconded to the UN so that they became a 'UN international force' and KFOR troops
were not operating under UN operational command.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led KFOR troops
were deployed on Kosovo and the province was put under U.
However, the Decan monastery requested and received continued heavy presence of Italian KFOR troops
Amnesty International's report found that after the deployment in 1999 of 40,000 KFOR troops
and hundreds of UN civilian workers to Kosovo, a small scale local market for prostitution was transformed into a large scale industry based on trafficking run by organised criminal networks.