Serbia’s top military officials met on Tuesday in Belgrade for a session of the Collegium of the Minister of defence according to the statements made before the meeting, they discussed the security situation in the country and the region.
The Serbian Army will not allow any attempts at a coup d’état and warns that anyone announcing and demanding a coup should be held responsible in line with the law, a statement issued after the meeting said.
“The Serbian Army’s message to everyone, in the country and abroad, is that it is not and will not be used as the means for overthrowing the legal and legitimate authorities in the Republic of Serbia and for violently destroying the constitutional order,” the statement said.
It added that the army is equipped and ready to carry out every order of its supreme commander (Serbia’s president) and to preserve peace and stability.
The statement further points out that the security challenges caused by Pristina imposing taxes on goods from Serbia, “and the formation of a paramilitary force” in Kosovo and Metohija have resulted in the Serbian Army closely monitoring any developments that may cause unrest among the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija. The Serbian Army once again reminds KFOR and the international community as a whole that they are responsible for peace and security of everyone who lives in Kosovo and Metohija.
The Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Army assess that the financial status of their members has been improved. In the statement, they thanked the Serbian president for “the persistent and dedicated work to further improving the material position of all members of the army and the ministry, as well as to accelerate the modernization the Serbian Army.”
(Vecernje Novosti, 09.04.2019)
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