Kosovo’s Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli has signed today the laws on transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army. On 14 December, the Parliament of Kosovo passed three laws with overwhelming numbers that it would form an army.
Speaker Veseli in a Facebook post on Tuesday confirmed that he has signed the laws on transition of the KSF into an army. “It was a special moment signing today Laws on transition of the KSF into an Army. This was one of the best and important signatures I ever made,” Veseli wrote.
With these laws the current Kosovo Security Force of 3,000 lightly armed personnel is to become an army of 5,000 active troops backed by 3,000 reservists in the next decade. Despite Serbia’s protest Kosovo’s main allies, the U.S. Germany, France, UK and Turkey have supported creation of Kosovo Army saying that this is a natural right of a sovereign country.