European Western Balkans

Stoltenberg: I am saddened to hear of explosions in Kragujevac

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksander Vucic; Photo: NATO

BRUSSELS – I am saddened to hear of the explosions at the Kragujevac Military Facility in Serbia, which resulted in the death of at least one person, with many others injured or missing. My thoughts and deep sympathy are with all those affected and with the Serbian people, said NATO Secretary General.

“As the Serbian authorities are working to establish the facts of this tragedy, I want to convey NATO’s solidarity at this difficult time,” he added.

Serbia is NATO’s neighbour and a valued partner. The Alliance remains committed to helping the countries of the Western Balkans, including Serbia, to safely store their weapon stocks and to destroy dangerous surplus ammunition, Stoltenberg pointed out.

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