CC0 Solomon Islands Withdraws Recognition of Self-Proclaimed Republic of Kosovo – Reports In October, the parliament in Kosovo voted to change the mandate of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF). The country’s national army will be officially established on December 14. The Kosovar army will reportedly consist of 5,000 active soldiers and 3,000 reservists, and will receive 300 million euros ($340 million) in funding over three years to equip and train its forces. Pristina currently does not have its own army. Belgrade actively opposes its creation, citing UN Security Council Resolution 1244 on settlement in Kosovo and Metohija. READ MORE: Serbian President Warns Kosovo Import Duties Could Lead to Regional Conflict Kosovo proclaimed its independence from Serbia in 2008 and was recognized by over 100 nations. Serbia, however, continues to consider Kosovo as its territory.