Going On 15 Years: NATO Troops To Stay In Kosovo
Tanjug News Agency
November 29, 2013
NATO troops “to remain in Kosovo”
PRIŠTINA: NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove says KFOR at this point did not plan to reduce the number of its troops from Kosovo.
NATO is committed to supporting the agreement between Belgrade and Priština and will not reduce the current number of troops in the next few months, Breedlove said during a meeting with Kosovo officials.
NATO wants KFOR to be smaller and more flexible in the future, but that will only happen once the time for that comes and the conditions are right, he stressed.
The general made the statement after German and French media had speculated that their nations were intending to pull their troops out of KFOR.
KFOR currently has 5,000 soldiers from 31 countries.