The defense ministers of Albania and Croatia seek NATO to support the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force into Kosovo Armed Forces, Telegraf reports.

Minister of Defence of Albania, Mimi Kodheli, and her Croatian counterpart Damir Krsticevic, wrote to the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg on the latest developments in Kosovo, wrote the Pristina media. According to them, the statements of Serbian officials are undermining the sovereignty of Kosovo and therefore urge NATO to support the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into the Armed Forces of Kosovo.

In a letter Albanian and Croatian ministers “condemned the nationalist rhetoric of Serbian officials” with the “aim of undermining Kosovo’s sovereignty and destabilize the security situation in the Western Balkans”.

Kodheli and Krsticevic urged Stoltenberg to review the operational plan for the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and to support the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into the Armed Forces of Kosovo.