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ABOUT 500 MEMBERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR IN CEREMONIAL PARADE ON THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA DAY
| Banja Luka
| Wednesday, 09/01/2019
Today, about 500 police officers of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior participated in the ceremonial parade that took place on the occasion of celebrating 9th January – the Republic of Srpska Day.
In the honour of the Republic of Srpska President, Ms Željka Cvijanović, the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior Guard of Honour was set in array, and the Unit’s commander, Mr Vitomir Petričević, submitted the report to the President.
The ceremonial parade started at noon with Police Academy cadets marching in array headed by a cavalryman. On the occasion of marking ‘One hundred years from Serbian Army entering Banja Luka’, dressed in traditional uniforms worn by Serbian officers and Serbian soldiers, they carried regimental flags of Serbian Army with spears and ribbons.
The ceremonial parade consisted of the Colour Guard, 10 echelons of units and 5 motorised echelons of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior. The civil sector consisted of 23 echelons and one of them was motorised.
The background music of the ceremonial parade was ‘The Parade March’, composed by Stanislav Binički and performed by the Police Orchestra.
Additionally, at the ceremonial parade, the first armoured vehicle produced in the Republic of Srpska was promoted – the ‘Despot’, made by ‘Tehnički remont Bratunac’ company.
In addition to the Republic of Srpska President, Ms Željka Cvijanović, and the Minister of the Interior, Mr Dragan Lukač, the following persons were also present at the ceremonial parade: the President of the National Assembly, Mr Nedeljko Čubrilović, the Prime Minister, Mr Radovan Višković, the Chairman of BIH Presidency, Mr Milorad Dodik, the Prime Minister of the Republc of Serbia, Ms Ana Brnabić, ministers in the governments of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, the representatives of the Republic of Srpska in BIH institutions and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to BIH, Mr Petr Ivantsov, as well as a few thousand of citizens.