BELGRADE – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said he had several conversations with U.S. officials and Ambassador Kyle Scott about the Serbian citizens who were killed in Libya.

PHOTO: TANJUG / MARKO DJOKOVIC
PHOTO: TANJUG / MARKO DJOKOVIC

Serbia has received assurances that the U.S. could not possibly know that two Serbian nationals were at the site of the bombing, the PM told national broadcaster RTS.

“With the help of the CIA and their cooperation with the FBI, we found out locations where our people were on several occasions. However, it seems that they have changed the place where they kept them at the last moment,”he said in London.

The two Serbian embassy staffers, Sladjana Stankovic and Jovica Stepic, were killed in U.S. airstrikes on an Islamic State base in the city of Sabratha in Libya.

They were snatched in the same city in November 2015 from the diplomatic convoy of vehicles, in one of which was Serbian Ambassador Oliver Potezica.