Kosovo police seize cryptocurrency mining machines from Serbs



Kosovo police confiscated cryptocurrency mining machines Friday in an operation in a northern municipality where Serbs make up the majority of the population.

Economy Minister Artane Rizvanolli said 174 illegal devices were confiscated.

“Failure to pay electricity bills encourages such illegal activities. Therefore, Serbia hinders the implementation of the energy deal. We have fulfilled all our commitments. It’s time for the other side to do the same,” Rizvanolli said in announcing the operation in Zubin Potok on social media.

Meanwhile, Blerim Vela, Cabinet Chief of Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani, said the Serbian government presented the operation as one against Serbs.

“The Serbian government openly supports criminal activity in northern Kosovo and tries to present it as an attack on local Serbs,” said Vela.

Serbia, which views Kosovo as its territory, claims that the operation is another attempt to provoke Serbs to escalate tensions.

The Office for Kosovo and Metohija, a coordination body of the Serbian government, said the raids…

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