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Belarusian rescuers help fight floods in Serbian Sabac

Belarusian rescuers help fight floods in Serbian Sabac
By Vasily Khmelevsky

Belarusian rescuers help fight floods in Serbian Sabac

Belarusian rescuers helped protect the Serbian city of Sabac and its hazardous chemicals factory from the floods.

Belarusian rescuers arrive in Serbia

Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Serbia, Marko Đurić, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Serbia, Mr. Vladimir Chushev, went to Sabac to meet with Belarusian rescuers who, together with their Serbian counterparts from the Armed Forces and the Interior Ministry, as they  work on protecting the 70,000 population city and its Zorka Chemicals Factory.

In a statement for the Serbian mass media Mr. Đurić conveyed gratitude from the Serbian President, Tomislav Nikolić to the Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko and the Belarusian rescuers for the help and support for Serbia in these difficult times.

The Belarusians were also thanked by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia, who is heading the temporary crisis centre to protect the city, as well as the Mayor of Sabac, who expressed willingness to twin with a city in Belarus. The Belarusians also heard words of gratitude from ordinary people.

Along with rescuers from Belarus there are also teams from Russia, France, Montenegro, Austria, and Slovenia.
On the instructions of the Belarusian Head of State, the Emergency Ministry of Belarus sent a team of 25 people, two helicopters with rescue equipment and motorboats to Serbia. On the same day an IL-76 delivered Belarusian humanitarian and technical aid to Belgrade.
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