Gradska opstina Palilula

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  • PUBLISHED 23.12.2019

    SERBIAN PEACE FORCES SENT TO LEBANON

    A ceremonial farewell to Serbian peacekeepers was organized at the Knjaz Mihailo barracks in Nis on December 23, joining the UN multinational operation in Lebanon (UNIFIL). 161 members of the Serbian Armed Forces (infantry companies of the Third Brigade of the Army) will be escorted out to be engaged in peacekeeping in the country, attended by Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin and Chief of General Staff General Milan Mojsilovic.

    Minister Vulin told Serbian peacekeepers not to forget to wear a blue UN-flag beret, but also to never forget to wear the “Serbian flag and Serbian uniform”. “You keep our flag and our great and honorable name and those before you have left you with the respect, affection, attention and love of the people they worked with. You must do nothing less. It is up to you to preserve that honorable and beautiful name, to preserve the respect and love left by those before you. Be brave, hardworking, disciplined, but above all, take care of each and every one of you.

    Come back to us healthy, upright, proud and richer for an experience, “the Minister of Defense said. He handed the flags of Serbia to the commander of the infantry company, Milan Kuburić, and the commander of the Defense Forces platoon.

    The ceremony was also attended by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Army Major General Petar Cvetkovic, Commander of the Army Army Lieutenant General Milosav Simovic, Deputy Commander of the Training Command Brigadier General Jelesije Radivojevic, Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations Command Major General Ilija Todorov, Mayor of the City of Nis Darko Bulatovic , President of Palilula, Aleksandar Ždrale, as well as representatives of other city municipalities, His Grace, Bishop of Nis Arsenije, family members and friends of members of the multinational operation.