German Lufthansa will carry passengers between the capital of Serbia and unrecognized Kosovo.
The direct flight from Belgrade (Serbia) to Pristina (Kosovo) will be rebuilt twenty years after the end of the war. This was announced on Monday, January 20, according to the Balkan observer.
It is noted that the German airline Lufthansa will carry passengers between Serbia and Kosovo.
The company’s management announced this during a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, in the presence of U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenelle, where representatives of the airline sent a letter to the Kosovo Civil Aviation Authority asking the Kosovo authorities to offer the necessary support for flights.
Ambassador Grenell was also appointed u.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for dialogue with Kosovo and Serbia in 2019.
As is well known, the armed conflict between Serbia and its Kosovo region erupted in February 1998 between Albanian rebels and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The fighting was initiated by Kosovo Albanians seeking Kosovo and Metohija’s independence and resulted in numerous civilian casualties on both sides. On 17 February 2008, Kosovo Albanians proclaimed the Republic of Kosovo. Ukraine does not recognize Kosovo’s independence.
At the end of last year, the countries reportedly withdrew their recognition of Kosovo en masse.