Macedonian Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, who is paying an official visit to Kosovo, said that there will be an international probe on Kumanovo case. Eight police officers died in a two-day armed confrontation in 2015, as well as 10 members of an armed group, some of them from Kosovo.
Zaev who is the first Macedonian PM visiting Kosovo after the country declared independence in 2008, during a joint press conference with Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj called the case as very sensitive. “We agreed that there will be an international investigation so that the citizens can get true answers,” he said noting that this incident should not be an obstacle between our two countries.
A Court in Skopje issued verdicts in November to 37 men accused of a shootout with police in May 2015 sentencing seven out of the 37 members of this group to life in prison. The shootout suspects, who are Albanians mostly from Kosovo and Macedonia, were given sentences ranging from 14 years to life.