Serbian defense minister says country is not going to join NATO

Serbia does not intend to become a member of NATO and asks the alliance, as well as other partners, to respect its neutral status, said Minister of Defense Alexander Vulin.

Of course, we communicate with NATO in the framework of the Partnership for Peace - this is the optimal level of cooperation for us and we are satisfied with this. We always declare to our NATO partners that we maintain military neutrality and we have no desire to become part of NATO, this is our firm decision. While the president of our country and the commander-in-chief is Alexander Vucic, and I, the minister responsible for the armed forces, we will not be part of the NATO alliance or other alliances.
- said Vulin during his official visit to Moscow, reports RIA News.

He added that Serbia expects from its partners - Russia, the United States, NATO and the CSTO - respect for their decision to remain neutral.

Serbian defense minister says country is not going to join NATO

According to the parliamentary resolution 2007 of the year, Serbia maintains neutrality with regard to military alliances, but the country's parliament ratified 12 of February 2016 of the year a document on diplomatic immunity for NATO representatives and logistic support in the republic.

Regarding the supply of Russian weapons, the Minister of Defense of Serbia, Alexander Vulin, said that the exact date for deliveries of 30 tanks T-72S and 30 armored reconnaissance vehicles BRDM-2 as part of military-technical assistance has not yet been determined, the Serbian side expects them to be held next year.

(Relatively) BRDM-2 (and T-72С tanks) No exact date
Said the minister. According to him, the supply of the rest of the equipment in the framework of military assistance will take place when all administrative issues are resolved.

There are no political problems, everything goes according to plan and right on time, we are very satisfied. I expect (delivery) next year
- said Vulin, answering the question of whether the delivery of weapons within the framework of military-technical assistance will coincide with the delivery of MiG-29 aircraft.

Earlier, he said that Serbia will receive six MiG-29 fighters from Russia by the end of the year. The minister recalled that in 2016, the country received two new Mi-17 helicopters from Russia, and soon expects new H145M helicopters from Airbus Helicopters.

As part of military technical assistance, Russia plans to transfer six MiG-29 fighter jets, as well as 30 T-72S and 30 tanks to armored reconnaissance vehicles BRDM-2 to Serbia.
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  1. +1
    12 August 2017 18: 58
    Still the Serbs in NATO were torn, generally the kapets would be ..
    1. 0
      12 August 2017 19: 27
      And in Serbia, the deputies muddy the water!
      1. +5
        13 August 2017 08: 49
        Serbia’s intervention in NATO is unfortunately only a matter of time sad
    2. +11
      12 August 2017 19: 33
      Quote: Doublet
      Still the Serbs in NATO were torn, generally the kapets would be ..

  2. +2
    12 August 2017 19: 03
    Yes, bring down wherever you want - to us in parallel. So it’s clear, bros with post.posttavlyalovom? Let's hit the road . And not see you. hi . Bulgarians
  3. +4
    12 August 2017 19: 22
    How many times I read everything, threw the whole Serbia through myself, and it turns out that this conclusion is not at all joyful. It turned out that the whole government was chosen on the wave of friendship with Russia and other countries, but it still looks to NATO. Anyone who didn’t elect swore allegiance to the people, but always turn to fidelity to their wallet!
    I don’t understand where they are looking at ours, should I advocate maintaining interethnic relations? I think the legislation of Serbia will not allow
    1. +1
      13 August 2017 07: 32
      but always turn to fidelity to their wallet!
      Do you support Nabiulina?
      All "for the realization of all dreams," and someone else should consider the money for them.
      mathematicians and financiers determined that the dough is more in the EU and then NATO. we also said until mid. 00s
  4. +2
    12 August 2017 19: 24
    And why really take a steam bath, join in - they are building American bases on their own, and Russia is getting modern fighter jets and tanks. Our multi-vector!
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  6. +4
    12 August 2017 20: 47
    I, of course, am not a wang, but no, yes, I see how miraculously the surviving albanoids flee from Kosovo, for this all you need is to bury our government (mainly) in the ground and not prevent Europe from devouring itself in its idiocy - everything will turn out all by itself
  7. 0
    13 August 2017 07: 54
    And who will ask him? He is a small man - a small country. Youngsters will be given money, and they will quickly become unhappy with politics. In general, his opinion is whether or not he wants to play a game
  8. +1
    13 August 2017 11: 29
    "Serbia expects its partners - Russia, the United States, NATO and the CSTO - to respect their decision to remain neutral."
    Naive Chukchi young man. Small countries are not in principle able to maintain neutrality. A-priory.
    And the principle - who is not with us, is against us, no one has canceled.
    Switzerland during World War II was not drawn into the war just because it was left for dessert. It’s good that it didn’t come to dessert. And so it is clear to everyone that one small country against all of Europe is nothing.