"Defense of Freedom" spectacle in south PHOTOS/VIDEOS
The military-police parade, dubbed "Defense of Freedom," was held in the town of Nis, southern Serbia, marking Victory Day over fascism in WW2.Source: B92, Tanjug, Sputnik, RTS
More than 4,000 Serbian soldiers and police officers were taking part, along with 300 combat and other vehicles and systems, and around 40 aircraft.
The parade was attended by President Aleksandar Vucic, National Assembly President Maja Gojkovic, and cabinet ministers Aleksandar Vulin, Nebojsa Stefanovic, Nenad Popovic, Zoran Djordjevic, Nela Kuburovic and Aleksandar Antic.
Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency Chairman and Serb member of the collective body Milorad Dodik were also in attendance, as was Serb Republic (RS) PM Zeljka Cvijanovic, Serbian BIA agency chief Bratislav Gasic, and the president's general secretary, Nikola Selakovic, among others.
Sputnik reported that MiG warplanes were flying low over the area of the parade, and that a Russian military delegation, led by the commander of the Western Military District, General Aleksandr Zhuravlev, was also present.
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