Serbian Armed Forces Successfully Completed Engagement in Slovenia

Wednesday, 23.8.2023 | Stories from Units
The second part of the Serbian Armed Forces’ contingent, that participated in a humanitarian operation to prevent, remove, mitigate and repair the consequences of floods in the Republic of Slovenia, has returned to Serbia this evening.

This group includes 34 Serbian Armed Forces’ members who were engaged in the tasks of disinfecting facilities and land, supplying water and fuel, and performing engineering works in the threatened areas in the northeast of Slovenia.

They were welcomed at the “Topčider” Barracks in Belgrade by MOD State Secretary Mile Jelić and Deputy Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff Lieutenant General Želimir Glišović. On that occasion, on behalf of Supreme Commander of the Serbian Armed Forces and President of the Republic Aleksandar Vučić, Minister of Defense Miloš Vučević and Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff General Milan Mojsilović, State Secretary Jelić welcomed the members of the Serbian Armed Forces and pointed out that their engagement had been assessed as highly professional, and that the Serbian Armed Forces had shown readiness and competence in the implementation of tasks in complex conditions, this time in providing assistance to population in a humanitarian operation.

In addition, there were another 22 Serbian Armed Forces’ members that participated in providing assistance to Slovenian people with H-145M and Mi-17 helicopters; they returned to the country last Friday, having completed successfully their engagement in the tasks of air transport of rescue teams, civilians, water, fuel and other materials in the most severely affected mountainous areas of Carinthia and Styria.

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