Fake news: KFOR did not stop the Special Units of Kosovo on their way to Leposavić.

26 qershor 2023 13:12

Prepared by: Ridona Berisha

On June 19th, Indeksonline published a news article with the title "KFOR doesn't allow Kosovo's Special Unit to go to Leposavić."




The article claims that KFOR was positioned at the entrance of Leposavić and had prevented Kosovo's Special Unit from going to the municipality of Leposavić. "KFOR has set up a barricade at the base in an area called 'Nothing Hill'," the news article states.

The fake news spread through other media outlets as well: Veriu.info, Bota Press, Shqiptarja, etc.

However, despite media reporting, all of this has been refuted by the Kosovo Police. They have denied today's reports that the Special Unit of the KP was not allowed to go to Leposavić by KFOR. The spokesperson of the KP, Baki Kelani, stated, "We inform you that all planned and designated police units on official duty are performing their tasks in the field.

It is worth noting that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has stated that its units were deployed in the four predominantly Serbian municipalities in the north to deter violent demonstrations, which were organized to oppose the newly elected municipal leaders from assuming their duties in the municipal assembly buildings. The protests occurred as a result of the boycott of the local elections held in northern Kosovo on April 23rd.

*This article is published as part of the Western Balkans Regional Initiative against disinformation. Western Balkans Anti-Disinformation Hub: exposing malign influences through watchdog journalism.


26 qershor 2023