Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia


While undertaking a regular aerial reconnaissance mission in the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO), a helicopter crashed in the east of that country, killing a member of the Serbian Armed Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Stanojević.
The initial news said the helicopter was shot from the ground, caught fire and crashed, leaving no survivors.

Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Stanojević was born on December 22, 1979. He served in the Serbian Armed Forces since September 28, 2002, and was in the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo since October 24, 2021.

The Serbian Armed Forces have lost a respectable service member, an excellent officer and an expert member of electronic warfare units. He was awarded and commended several times in his successful military career. He is survived by his wife and two children.

The Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces will take all necessary measures to return Dejan’s remains to the Republic of Serbia and will provide all necessary assistance to his family.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Nebojša Stefanović, PhD, and Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, General Milan Mojsilović, sent telegrams of condolences to the family of the tragically killed member of the Serbian Armed Forces.