Agence France-PresseNovember 4, 2013 10:31
NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday "strongly condemned" the violence that marred key weekend polls in Kosovo and said the military alliance was committed to maintaining its presence there.
Rasmussen said NATO troops in Kosovo stepped in at the request of the European Union on Sunday, when Serb extremists stormed a polling station in Kosovska Mitrovica, the main Serb-populated town in the ethnically divided territory.
"Violence and intimidation cannot be tolerated," Rasmussen told a press conference. "I strongly condemn attacks on polling stations."