Footage provided by TV Most allegedly shows the Kosovo Police assaulting Russian peacekeeper Mikhail Krasnoschekov, who works for the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), in Varage on Tuesday, May 29.
Krasnoschekov was allegedly detained and assaulted during an operation carried out by the Special Forces of Kosovo (ROSU) in the northern municipalities of Kosovo and Metohija... Еще.
Kosovo special forces raided several locations in Mitrovica, Zvecani, Zubin Potok and Leposavic, arresting 19 people, reports say.
Pristina authorities said it was a large scale anti-smuggling operation against acting police officers, adding that five officers and six civilians were injured after it was met with resistance in Mitrovica.
Two United Nation Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) staff members, including one Russian citizen, were arrested and released later in the day. The detained Russian UN worker was also hospitalised the same day, as he was reportedly 'beaten' by the police.