Kosovo reopens Serbia border crossing, roadblocks yet to go


              Serb drivers remove trucks from Rudare barricade near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia on Thursday revoked combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo as local Serbs started removing more than a dozen of the roadblocks they had set up in the north of the state, in a sign of easing of tensions that have sparked fears of a new conflict in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              A Serb truck driver walks towards a truck to remove it from Rudare barricade near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia on Thursday revoked combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo as local Serbs started removing more than a dozen of the roadblocks they had set up in the north of the state, in a sign of easing of tensions that have sparked fears of a new conflict in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              Serb truck drivers carrying jump cables walk toward trucks to remove them from Rudare barricade near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia on Thursday revoked combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo as local Serbs started removing more than a dozen of the roadblocks they had set up in the north of the state, in a sign of easing of tensions that have sparked fears of a new conflict in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              Serb protesters start to remove trucks from the Rudare barricade near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia on Thursday revoked combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo as local Serbs started removing more than a dozen of the roadblocks they had set up in the north of the state, in a sign of easing of tensions that have sparked fears of a new conflict in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              A masked Serb looks on as they remove trucks from Rudare barricade near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia on Thursday revoked combat readiness of its troops on the border with Kosovo as local Serbs started removing more than a dozen of the roadblocks they had set up in the north of the state, in a sign of easing of tensions that have sparked fears of a new conflict in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              A man takes photos of a burnt-out truck, part of a barricade on the bridge near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic says Serbs will start removing their barricades in Kosovo on Thursday in a move that deescalates tensions that triggered fears of new clashes in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              A woman pushes a buggy with two children in the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic says Serbs will start removing their barricades in Kosovo on Thursday in a move that deescalates tensions that triggered fears of new clashes in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              Kosovo police officers patrol on the bridge dividing southern Albanian and the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic says Serbs will start removing their barricades in Kosovo on Thursday in a move that deescalates tensions that triggered fears of new clashes in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              A burnt-out truck, part of a barricade stands on the bridge near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic says Serbs will start removing their barricades in Kosovo on Thursday in a move that deescalates tensions that triggered fears of new clashes in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              Serb protesters stand at the barricade near the village of Rudare, close to Zvecan, near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic says Serbs will start removing their barricades in Kosovo on Thursday in a move that deescalates tensions that triggered fears of new clashes in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            Italian KFOR soldiers, part of the NATO peacekeeping force, park in front of the barricade near the village of Rudare, near the northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic says Serbs will start removing their barricades in Kosovo on Thursday in a move that deescalates tensions that triggered fears of new clashes in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Kosovo reopens Serbia border crossing, roadblocks yet to go