Belgrade is considering setting up a regular railway line to the Serbian enclave in Kosovska Mitrovica, said Marko Djuric, head of the Serbian government office for Kosovo, on Saturday. The move sparked outrage in the mostly Albanian-populated Kosovo, as the outside of the cars is painted in Serbian national colors and bears the slogan “Kosovo is Serbian” in 21 languages. Source Deutsche Welle
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