Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the explosions at the Kragujevac Military Facility

  • 28 Feb. 2017 -
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  • Press Release (2017) 037
  • Issued on 28 Feb. 2017
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  • Last updated: 28 Feb. 2017 22:53

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.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

As the Serbian authorities are working to establish the facts of this tragedy, I want to convey NATO's solidarity at this difficult time.

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.