April 26, 2017
The Serbian Army want to take part in demining operations in Syria, including in Palmyra, but currently lack the capacities for this.
Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic said this in Moscow on Tuesday.
Djordjevic said that “at this point, Serbia does not have the capacity or the properly trained staff,” but that the country was willing to involve its personnel in a training program.
“Only after that, possibly at the end of 2018, they could take part in humanitarian mine clearance across the world, including Syria,” the minister said.
Russia’s TASS news agency reported earlier Djordjevic had confirmed the Serbian Army’s readiness to participate in the operations after a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu.