What happened at Pristina airport?

What happened at Pristina airport?

The Incident at Pristina airport was a confrontation between the NATO forces and Russian forces over the Pristina International Airport on 12 June 1999, in the aftermath of the Kosovo War. Russian troops occupied the airport ahead of a NATO deployment, resulting in a tense stand-off, which was resolved peacefully.

Are there Russian troops in Kosovo?

Thousands of wildly cheering Kosovo Serbs greeted Russian troops as liberators at 1.30 this morning in the capital of Kosovo in a development that puts into question the smooth deployment of NATO peacekeepers today.

Are Russian troops in Serbia?

Washingtonpost.com: Second Wave Of Russians Reaches Kosovo. PRISTINA, Yugoslavia, July 6 –– Twenty-four days after the first contingent of Russian troops bolted into Kosovo ahead of NATO forces, the next group of Russian soldiers arrived in the Serbian province today to join allied peacekeepers here.

What did NATO do in Kosovo?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) carried out an aerial bombing campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War. The air strikes lasted from 24 March 1999 to 10 June 1999.

Where is Kosova?

Southeastern Europe
Kosovo is a small and landlocked disputed territory in Southeastern Europe. The country is strategically positioned in the center of the Balkan Peninsula enclosed by Montenegro to the west, Serbia to the north and east, North Macedonia to the southeast, and Albania to the southwest.

What religions are in Kosovo?

The majority of Kosovo Albanians are Muslim, although some are Christian (Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant). Almost all Kosovo Serbs belong to the SOC. The majority of ethnic Ashkali, Bosniaks, Egyptians, Gorani, Roma, and Turks are also Muslim, while most ethnic Montenegrins and some Roma are Christian Orthodox.

Can Serbians understand Russian?

Even though Serbian and Russian belong to the same language family, they are not mutually intelligible. In the spoken mode, speakers may find it difficult to understand each other. Some of the reasons are differences in accent, stress, pronunciation, etc.