Pristina Shukri Binaku and Sami Beqiri will not be patrolling along the Kosovo border any more.
The two policemen who were arrested by Serbia gendarmerie in the territory of Kosovo were given a lenient punitive measure. Their position in the Police is changed and will not have the right to patrol the border. Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi confirmed the news to "Koha Ditore".
According to him, this is not a punitive measure. "This is not a punitive measure, but they were changed the sector. There will not be patrolling the border. It is an operational matter where they will be deployed, “Minister Rexhepi said.
The decision comes after the evaluation of the Kosovo Government that the two police officers should not give in to the Serbian gendarmerie on March 31 and allow to be arrested by them, because they were in the territory of Kosovo.
Kosovo police spokesman said the two police officers after the regular leave have come back to the organization, but did not indicate what their position will be after the incident. Since the arrest of two policemen, when a big fuss was made by the Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic, the Interior Minister, Bajram Rexhepi and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, have called on each member of the security forces to resist if faced with Serbia forces.
"Serbian policemen were armed, but Kosovo police officers were more armed even with the most modern weaponry. Each member of the security forces has an obligation to defend every inch of the territory of Kosovo when is violated from whomever boots, “Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said, on Thursday, during the regular session of parliament.
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