Kosovo closes its largest border crossing with Serbia

Serbian protesters in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo erected new checkpoints after Serbia put up its army in maximum alert, fueling the tensions that have been simmering for weeks between Belgrade and Pristina.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic had ordered the army and police to be deployed in standby, in response to recent events in the region, e in prediction of Kosovo’s attack on Serbs and forcibly removing barriers, and from the 10th of this month, the Serbs in north Kosovo started erecting several checkpoints, around and inside the city of Mitrovica, and they got into a firefight with the Kosovo police. About 50,000 Serbs live in the northern parts of Kosovo with an Albanian majority and refuse to recognize the state of Kosovo or its government, and consider Belgrade their capital and are supported by Serbia, from which Kosovo declared its independence in 2008.