“The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, unexpectedly and swiftly visited the Gazivode Lake and Brnjak crossing in north of Kosovo yesterday. Escorted by an entourage of around 20 police and civilian vehicles, armed security officers, and accompanied by his Intelligence Agency and Kosovo Police heads, he addressed the public from almost the same spot at the dam where his Serbian counterpart recently spoke as well. The cameras filmed him on a police boat cruise over the Gazivode Lake, one of the most strategic points both for Serbia and Kosovo. While posing with his team on the boat, the Pristina based Gazeta Express compared him to the Russian President Vladimir Putin who takes his camera crew with him on his diverse sport activities. The visit took place at the same time as a Vetevendosje initiated protest in Pristina. In Belgrade, it stirred a media and political drama ended by another late evening extraordinary public address by the President of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic.” (KosSev)

“”Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital of Kosovo on September 29 to protest a possible territory swap with Serbia.

Supporters of Kosovo’s opposition Self-Determination Party held banners and national Albanian flags as they marched through Pristina toward Skanderbeg Square, chanting ‘No bargaining with national land!'” (RFE/RL)

“Kosovo detained two lawmakers from the governing coalition for threatening prosecutors in two separate cases, law enforcement authorities said on Friday.

A court in Pristina ordered Shkumbin Demaliaj detained for one month, pending an official indictment, after he publicly threatened a prosecutor who had charged him with pension fraud, accusing him of falsely registering thousands of people as war veterans who then claimed millions of euros in state benefits.” (Reuters)

“Russia will support a solution to the Kosovo problem that will be acceptable for Serbia and it urges the authorities in Belgrade and Pristina to maintain dialogue in line with Resolution 1244 of the UN Security Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday as he addressed the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.” (TASS)