Canada Global Tv: According to the Defense Ministry, Serbia destroyed a commercial drone near the Kosovo border.
According to the agency, electronic jamming techniques were used to shoot down the drone in close proximity to military installations at the Raska base.
The Serbian Armed Forces issued a statement saying that they were “increasing steps to identify, monitor and neutralise unmanned aerial vehicles near military locations.”
According to the statement, the army was following President Aleksandar Vucic’s directives.
The statement read, “The Serbian Armed Forces will continue to shoot down all drones discovered in the no-fly zone and in the vicinity of military sites, in line with the directive of the President of the Republic and the Commander-in-Chief.”
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were sighted above military bases bordering Kosovo on Tuesday, prompting Vucic to instruct the military to shoot down any hostile drones in the nation’s airspace.
The presence of drones recording military installations was confirmed by Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.
The military forces are on alert as tensions with the neighbouring Kosovo over the issue of vehicle registration plates rise, according to Defense Minister Milos Vucevic.
Kosovo has made numerous attempts this year to force its minority Serb population to renew licence plates that were issued before 1999, when Kosovo was a part of Serbia. Police and Serbs have been involved in violent fights as a result of the move.
Despite Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia, Serbia still regards Kosovo as its territory.