Kosovo special police with armoured vehicles are pictured as hundreds of Kosovo Serbs protest against a government ban on entry of vehicles with Serbian registration plates in Jarinje, Kosovo, September 20, 2021.
REUTERS/Laura HasaniPRISTINA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Serbs in the north of Kosovo blocked roads on Monday near border crossings with Serbia after authorities barred cars with Serbian licence plates from coming into Kosovo.
Serbia, which lost control of Kosovo in 1999 after NATO bombing, does not recognise Kosovo and has not been allowing cars with Kosovo licence plates to enter the country.
Around 50,000 Serbs who live in the north of Kosovo, which borders Serbia, refuse to recognise Pristina's authorities and as the restrictions came in on Monday, dozens of cars and trucks blocked the roads in protest.
Serbia and Kosovo, a country of 1.8 million people with an Albanian majority, began EU-mediated talks in 2013 to resolve outstanding issues, but little progress has been made.
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