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Serbia receiving Russian missiles over US objection

US, EU express concerns about Serbia’s military move – Anadolu Agency

BELGRADE, Serbia

A Russian transport aircraft delivered another round of the Pantsir S1 air defense system to Serbia on Tuesday.

Serbia received the first of six shipments of the anti-aircraft defense system Saturday under an agreement signed with Russia in late 2019.

The second was delivered to the country by An-124 Ruslan aircraft, registered with the RA-82038, which already delivered the first part to the Batajna military airport.

The U.S. repeatedly warned Serbia that the purchase of Russian weapons “poses a risk” of U.S. sanctions.

The State Department called on allies and partners to forgo transactions with Russia that could lead to sanctions under the U.S. Opposition through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

“In discussions with senior government officials, we have repeatedly expressed concern that Serbia is buying Russian military equipment, including the purchase of the Pantsir system,” a State Department spokesman told the Voice of America agency.

The European Union previously said to progress on the road to European integration, “Serbia needs to align its foreign policy with the EU’s foreign policy, in accordance with the negotiating framework.”

Serbia emphasized the missile system is a guarantor of long-term peace in the region.

The missile system will be used to protect critical points such as airports and command and contact centers from possible attacks by manned and unmanned aircraft as well as helicopters, according to Serbia.

The Pantsir S1 was exhibited alongside Russian S-400 missile systems during a military exercise in Serbia in October.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/serbia-receiving-russian-missiles-over-us-objection/1744882#

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Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin
February 28, 2020

Whit the recent history in mind which is very deeply in_printed in the Serbs memory, of the 1999 criminal bombings of Yugoslavia and it’s population, because they dared to say NO to the hegemon and it’s murderers regime of Bill Clinton & his corporate gang the MIC , they’ve unlashed the worst crime against a Sovereign nation since WW2 on european soil, who was fighting terrorist insurgency, who waged war against the state, in order to separate it’s historic territory into a greater Albanian project, which would include the territories of no less then 4 states, namely, Serbia, Northern Macedonia,… Read more »

Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin
February 28, 2020

Whit the recent history in mind, which is very deeply imprinted in the Serbian memory, of the 1999 criminal bombings of Yugoslavia and it’s population, because they dared to say NO to the hegemon and it’s murderers regime of Bill Clinton & his corporate gang the MIC, they’ve unlashed the worst crime against a Sovereign nation since WW2 on european soil, who was fighting terrorist insurgency, who where waging war against the state, in order to separate it’s historic territory Kosovo into a greater Albanian project, which would include the territories of no less then 4 states, namely, Serbia, Northern… Read more »

Keir Starmer

Did the Americans make a mistake with the name of the exercise?