The Serbs of northern Kosovo and Metohija on Thursday began dismantling barricades, APA reports citing TASS.
The barricade at the Merdare checkpoint at the entrance to Kosovo and Metohija has been completely dismantled. The Serbs have now moved on to dismantling barricades in other key districts of the province.
After the meeting with representatives of Kosovo and Metohija in Raska on Thursday night, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the barricades in the north of the province would be dismantled starting on December 29. It would take from 24 to 48 hours to do it. The meeting lasted a few hours, and the protesters agreed with the president's proposal, raising a number of demands related to the security of the Serbian population and the preservation of the status of Kosmet as an autonomous Serbian province within Serbia. If Pristina persisted, the Serbs threatened to cut off northern Kosmet and Metohija from the southern regions forever.