“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic fiercely criticized the deployment of security forces in the north of Kosovo during Saturday’s visit to the Gazivode reservoir and dam, saying that peace was under attack.

‘This is the third time in the past several months that peace has been jeopardized in an inappropriate way by the authorities in Pristina, an attempt to force a response from Serbia which could be used by part of the international community to further demonize our country. Some people tried, primarily from the international community and part of the media in Serbia and Pristina, to simplify things and present (Thaci’s tour of Gazivode) as just a walk and coffee, like they just strolled around with rifles and harassed some people,’ Vucic told a news conference on Saturday evening.” (N1)


“Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said that President Aleksandar Vucic, with whom he had a meeting this morning, ordered that the achieved level of combat readiness be preserved until further notice and that a special order would be issued on his eventual change.

‘Earlier this morning, the Chief of the General Staff of the Army of Serbia, Lieutenant General Milan Mojsilovic and I had a meeting with the President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Army of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, where we were referring to him the degree of combat readiness and fulfillment of the orders he gave us,’ he said to Tanjug.” (translated from Politika)


“On October 1-5, Russian and Serbian military pilots will train in joint crews of MiG-29 fighter jets and Mi-8 helicopters on the territory of Serbia, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s press service said in a statement on Sunday.

‘Pilots of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces and the Serbian Air Force and Air Defense will conduct a joint tactical flight exercise BARS-2018 on the territory of the Republic of Serbia,’ the ministry said.” (TASS)