Serbian Jets Fly Near Kosovo Border As Top U.S. Balkan Official Heads To Europe For Talks

Serbian Jets Fly Near Kosovo Border As Top U.S. Balkan Official Heads To Europe For Talks

Andrew H. Sweet

The tensions have boiled up into acts of violence with Kosovo on September 25 accusing Serbs of attacking two offices run by Kosovo's Interior Ministry, including setting one on fire.

Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti said both incidents were intentional, accusing Serbia of "encouraging and supporting" attacks on the state of Kosovo.

To stem to tide of rising tensions, the U.S. State Department announced it would send Gabriel Escobar, its top official overseeing the Western Balkans, to Brussels this week to participate in European Union-led talks between the two countries.

Kosovo's independence is recognized by 110 countries -- including the United States, Britain, and most Western states.

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