Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Serbia's army threatens no one

BELGRADE - Defence Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Serbian airforce and 50th anniversary of the missile air defence units that Serbia had a future because it's military was not a threat to anyone, but acted with clear intentions and in line with the Constitution in protecting the country's sky and sovereignty.

  "The people who have such an armed force have something to be proud about," he said. He stated that in preparing his speech, his team wondered whether to mention the pilots who were killed in 1999 while defending the country. 

 "Would that be popular? How would people in Serbia and outside of it react? The people who defended our skies in 1999 are our pride, not shame.

Those are the people that future generations will look up to, as well as children when they consider who freedom is protected and Serbia kept safe," Vucic noted. It is "our obligation to remember their deeds, as well as the deeds of all the other soldiers who died defending their country," he pointed out. "Those are our heroes, who we will never abandon and will always be proud of," Vucic stated. Photo Tanjug, R. Prelic

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