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Milwyr NATO yn cael eu defnyddio yn Kosovo yn gwrthdaro â phrotestwyr Serb

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NATO peacekeeping soldiers formed security cordons around three town halls in Kosovo on Monday (29 May) as police clashed with Serb protesters, while Serbia’s president put the army on the highest level of combat alert.

The tense situation developed after ethnic Albanian mayors took office in northern Kosovo’s Serb majority area after elections the Serbs boycotted.

In Zvecan, one of the towns, Kosovo police – staffed by ethnic Albanians after Serbs quit the force last year – sprayed pepper gas to repel a crowd of Serbs who broke through a security barricade and tried to force their way into the municipality building, witnesses said.

Serb protesters in Zvecan threw tear gas and stun grenades at NATO soldiers. Serbs also clashed with police in Zvecan and spray-painted NATO vehicles with the letter “Z”, referring to a Russian sign used in war in Ukraine.

Yn Leposafic, yn agos at y ffin â Serbia, gosododd milwyr cadw heddwch yr Unol Daleithiau mewn gêr terfysg weiren bigog o amgylch neuadd y dref i'w hamddiffyn rhag cannoedd o Serbiaid blin.

Yn ddiweddarach yn y dydd fe wnaeth protestwyr daflu wyau at gar oedd wedi'i barcio oedd yn perthyn i'r maer Leposafic newydd.

President Aleksandar Vucic, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces, raised the army’s combat readiness to the highest level, Defence Minister Milos Vucevic told reporters.

“This implies that immediately before 2:00 p.m. (1200 GMT), the Serbian Armed Forces’ Chief of the General Staff issued additional instructions for the deployment of the army’s units in specific, designated positions,” Vucevic said, without elaborating.

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Fe wnaeth ceidwaid heddwch NATO hefyd rwystro neuadd y dref yn Zubin Potok i'w hamddiffyn rhag Serbiaid lleol dig, meddai tystion.

Cyhuddodd Igor Simic, dirprwy bennaeth y Rhestr Serbiaid, plaid Serbiaid Kosovo fwyaf a gefnogir gan Belgrade, Brif Weinidog Kosovo, Albin Kurti, o danio tensiynau yn y gogledd.

“We are interested in peace. Albanians who live here are interested in peace, and only he (Kurti) wants to make chaos,” Simic told reporters in Zvecan.

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Serbs, who comprise a majority in Kosovo’s north, have never accepted its 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia and still see Belgrade as their capital more than two decades after the Kosovo Albanian uprising against repressive Serbian rule.

Mae Albaniaid Ethnig yn cyfrif am fwy na 90% o boblogaeth Kosovo yn ei chyfanrwydd, ond mae Serbiaid gogleddol wedi mynnu ers tro gweithredu cytundeb 2013 a frocerwyd gan yr UE ar gyfer creu cymdeithas o fwrdeistrefi ymreolaethol yn eu hardal.

Serbs refused to take part in local elections in April and ethnic Albanian candidates won the mayoralties in four Serb-majority municipalities – including North Mitrovica, where no incidents were reported on Monday – with a 3.5% turnout.

Mae Serbiaid yn mynnu bod llywodraeth Kosovo yn tynnu meiri Albanaidd ethnig o neuaddau tref ac yn caniatáu i weinyddiaethau lleol a ariennir gan Belgrade ailddechrau eu gwaith.

Ddydd Gwener (26 Mai), roedd tri o'r pedwar maer ethnig Albanaidd hebrwng i mewn i'w swyddfeydd gan yr heddlu, a gafodd eu peledu â chreigiau ac ymateb â nwy dagrau a chanon dŵr i wasgaru'r protestwyr.

The United States and its allies, who have strongly backed Kosovo’s independence, rebuked Pristina on Friday, saying imposing mayors in Serb-majority areas without popular support undercut efforts to normalise relations.

Kurti defended Pristina’s position, tweeting after a weekend phone call with the EU’s foreign policy chief: “Emphasized that elected mayors will provide services to all citizens.”

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told RTS state television it was “not possible to have mayors who have not been elected by Serbs in Serb-majority municipalities”.

Jeffrey Hovenier, the US ambassador to Kosovo, met President Vjosa Osmani and two of the new mayors on Monday and told reporters afterwards: “I shared the concern about the prospect of violence and the need to de-escalate.”

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