STORY: Since December 10, Kosovo Serbs in the northern part of the country have exchanged fire with police and erected more than 10 roadblocks in and around Mitrovica. Their action followed the arrest of a former Serb policeman accused of assaulting serving police officers.
German foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday (December 28) Germany was concerned about tensions between Serbia and Kosovo and was focused on efforts to remove border barricades.
NATO's mission in Kosovo, KFOR, said it supported dialogue between all parties to defuse tensions in the north of the country.
Tensions between Belgrade and Pristina have been running high since last month when representatives of ethnic Serbs in the north of Kosovo left state institutions, including the police and judiciary, over the Kosovo government's decision to replace Serbian-issued car licence plates.