Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

Demonstration of a Part of Operational Capabilities of the Serbian Armed Forces “FREEDOM 2017”

At noon, 20th October 2017 a demonstration of a part of operational capabilities of the Serbian Armed Forces named “FREEDOM 2017”is going to take place at Batajnica airport on theoccasionof marking the liberation of Belgrade in the Second World War.
NewplanesMiG-29 andstate-of-art soldiers’ equipment of the concept 1500 are going to be presented to the public for the first time. The static display will include new products of Serbian defence industry.
Theflightprogrammeof the demonstration will involve the Aviation of the Serbian Armed Forces, and the end of the programme will be marked by the performance of Russian aerobatic performance demonstrator team “Strizhi”. The demonstration of the capabilities of the Serbian Armed Forces is going to be attended by the highest state and military leadership headed by the President of the Republic of Serbia.
Note for the media:
It is required that the accreditation applications for the coverage of the event are sent to the mail of Public Relations Department of the Ministry of, no later than Wednesday, 18th October until 10.00. The accreditation application should contain name, last name, duty in editorial office, identification information for all the members of the team and contact phone of the team leader. The takeover of the accreditation cards is going to be organised on 19th October in the Central Military Club.
Foreignmediateams, priortotheiraccreditation in the Ministry of Defence, have to possess permanent or temporary accreditations of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. Theaccreditation forms can be found on the link: For the purpose of issuing work permits for the foreign media, it is necessary to fill in the forms and send the required documents no later than 16th October 2017 to the
Transport is going to be organised for the media teams that are to cover the event and the departure is from the Palace of Serbia for the Batajnica airport and back. Detailed information about the transport will be provided at later point. For the reasons of security, the arrival of the media teams will not be possible by their own means of transport.
Points of Contact are: Commander Jovan Krivokapić 064/8329-208 and Iva Kostović-Nikoliš 064/8329-756.