Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed by phone on Thursday the country’s plan to form a new army. The move has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance. Ramush Haradinaj assured Stoltenberg the transition from the Kosovo security forces into a regular army would be done in close cooperation with NATO. Stoltenberg said in a statement that he had talked with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Haradinaj, calling on them to <em>“show calm and restraint, and avoid any provocative statements or actions.”</em> He said he had warned Haradinaj that NATO would<em> “examine the level of our engagement with the Kosovo Security Force,”</em> AP reported. <em>“I stressed that such a move is ill-timed, goes against the advice of many NATO allies, and can have negative repercussions on Kosovo’s prospects for Euro-Atlantic integration,”</em> he added. Belgrade has warned the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger an armed intervention.