British reinforcements arrive in Kosovo
NATO said Sunday it had increased its troop
presence in Kosovo, with the first 200 British troops arriving in the newly
independent country the previous day.
NATO plans to increase its 16,000-strong troop presence in Kosovo by 600 in total. They are expected to arrive in the Serbian-majority north in the coming days, a NATO spokesman said Sunday in Pristina.
They troops are expected to remain for one month and have been deployed in line with the country's new constitution that came into effect on June 15, the spokesman said.
Kosovo's Serbs do not recognize the former Serbian province's declaration of independence, or its new constitution.
The 16,000 NATO troops, known has KFOR, come from 34 different countries, dpa reported.