A group of 11 persons “of Serb and Russian nationality” who have been arrested near Podujevo are currently kept in up to 48-hour investigative detention.

RTS said on Wednesday it learned this from the Kosovo police.

Further procedure will be decided on by a prosecutor after the detained persons have been questioned.

The six Russian and five Serbian citizens, who have been named by the Kosovo police with their initials and year of birth – were arrested on Tuesday for illegally crossing the administrative line.

The Kosovo police said in a statement, carried by the KoSSev website, that they had “obtained information in advance” that Serb and Russian citizens would try to illegally cross into Kosovo from central Serbia, in a village near the town of Podujevo.

The prosecutor, the Bar Association of Kosovo, and the Russian liaison office in Pristina have been informed about the case, the statement said.

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