I have geolocated footage that confirms Serbian military forces have been deployed directly on the border with Kosovo in Kopaonik, Serbia.
— ZOKA (@200_zoka) December 11, 2022
Footage posted to social media today shows a convoy of Serbian BOV-16 “Milosh” armored vehicles driving down a road in snowy conditions. Descriptions of these videos claimed that it was taken at Kopaonik, which is a mountain range with a popular ski resort located directly on the border with Kosovo.
I analyzed the video and saw that it was taken just outside the Hotel Putnik Kopaonik, located at (43.28696468321051, 20.796444402638787).
This is significant as Serbian officials have threatened to send its military forces into Kosovo as tensions continue to skyrocket. On Thursday, Albanian-Kosovar officials deployed special police forces to Serb-majority municipalities in northern Kosovo “to provide security for all citizens” as snap elections are set to begin following the mass resignation of ethnic-Serb officials in response to the proposed Serbian license plate ban. The presence of Albanian-Kosovar forces in Serb-majority neighborhoods unsurprisingly led to a flare up of tensions and several instances of armed clashes.