US State Department threatens Serbia with sanctions over Russian arms purchases

US State Department threatens Serbia with sanctions over Russian arms purchases

Belgrade is under threat of US sanctions. The US State Department directly threatened Serbia with the introduction of restrictive measures due to the acquisition of Russian anti-aircraft systems "Shell-C1" and demanded to completely abandon the purchase of Russian weapons. The threat of sanctions was announced by a representative of the US State Department on Wednesday.


We have repeatedly expressed concern about the acquisition by Serbia of Russian weapons, including the Pantsir-C1 anti-aircraft missile and gun system. We urge all our allies and partners to abandon operations with Russia that could lead to the imposition of sanctions under the CAATSA law (“On Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions” - approx.)

- He said, commenting on the message on the delivery to the Serbian Ministry of Defense of the first ZRPK "Shell-C1".

In response to this statement by the US State Department, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said that imposing sanctions against Serbia due to the purchase of Russian weapons would be a “meaningless step” and Belgrade reserves the right to choose the weapon that Serbia needs and suits.

We reserve the right as a sovereign and independent country to make decisions that are most in our interests

- he said.

In turn, NATO reacted rather restrainedly to the purchase by Serbia of Russian anti-aircraft systems.

Serbia has the right to freely choose its political measures and means to ensure its security. NATO and Serbia are close partners, and we are committed to strengthening our partnership with Serbia with full respect for its neutrality policy.

- said in a statement issued by the alliance.

As previously reported, Serbia purchased from Russia 6 Pantsir-C1 air defense missile systems, the first of which arrived in the republic on February 22. At the moment, Serbia is the only country in the Balkans that has this complex in service.
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  1. Victor_B 27 February 2020 11: 37 New
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    Are you afraid it will be difficult to bomb again?
    Everywhere they stick their nose!
    1. St Petrov 27 February 2020 11: 39 New
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      Everywhere they stick their nose!

      hell

      1. cniza 27 February 2020 11: 49 New
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        Quote: c-Petrov
        Everywhere they stick their nose!

        hell


        Yeah, striped ..., they can’t even measure that everything, the train left ...
        1. Sidor Amenpodestovich 27 February 2020 12: 01 New
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          Solar measure -
          Yes! Yes! Yes!
          Nuclear explosion
          No! No! No!
    2. figwam 27 February 2020 11: 59 New
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      The US State Department directly threatened Serbia with the introduction of restrictive measures due to the acquisition of Russian anti-aircraft systems "Shell-C1" and demanded to completely abandon the purchase of Russian weapons.

      So does Serbia mean for a filthy mattress, is this not a free country? Serbia should ask permission from the mattress like the rest of occupied Europe?
      1. Pete mitchell 27 February 2020 13: 12 New
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        Quote: figvam
        So Serbia for a filthy mattress, is this not a free country? Serbia should ask permission from the mattress ...

        Stripes see the world differently: let me rephrase does the whole world mean for a filthy mattress, are these not free countries? Should the whole world ask permission from the mattress? I think something like this
    3. tihonmarine 27 February 2020 12: 12 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Everywhere they stick their nose!

      Opposite creatures.
  2. bessmertniy 27 February 2020 11: 47 New
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    Not only do they nightmare with sanctions Turkey, so they took up Serbia. Because of such trifles, the USA can gradually quarrel with all allies.
    1. Grandfather Crimea 27 February 2020 12: 40 New
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      As they say, friendship begins with a smile, a river from a brook. ... And then, once they didn’t buy from Amers, they ignored the second time, you look and get out of hand .... Turkey could not be bent slightly, but with the Indians it turned out ... Money, influence, submission .....
    2. Wedmak 27 February 2020 12: 46 New
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      Because of such trifles, the USA can gradually quarrel with all allies.

      And it will be good. Let them have sanctions for themselves in their puddles. If you close the spiders in the bank, they will devour themselves.
    3. orionvitt 27 February 2020 13: 33 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Not only that, they sanction Turkey with sanctions

      So they scare the whole world with sanctions. Or at least threaten. Unless only on Martians, more sanctions have not been imposed. On the other hand, if you look right, then American sanctions are less of a misfortune than “love” and “cooperation” with the USA, Strong “friendship” with the USA always results in a loss of sovereignty and own economy.
    4. Romario_Argo 27 February 2020 13: 44 New
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      Serbia is already a scientist - on the blood (!)
      Figs with these sanctions. Better close the sky.
      started with a division of 6 units. SAM, and will soon close Belgrade SAM S-400
      a pair of divisions spaced 10-50 km away. others from others
      with damage radii of 400 km, and airspace control radii of 600 km.
  3. cniza 27 February 2020 11: 48 New
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    The US State Department directly threatened Serbia with the introduction of restrictive measures due to the acquisition of Russian anti-aircraft systems "Shell-C1"


    How did they already get everyone ..., oh, they will receive an answer from everyone together, where they stuck their nose.
    1. Wolf 27 February 2020 12: 37 New
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      Exactly what will happen, they are tired of God and the People when they start somewhere in a series of troublesome mess will arrive an answer from different directions.
      1. cniza 27 February 2020 13: 31 New
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        In abundance, for all the suffering and mischief ...
  4. Masha 27 February 2020 11: 50 New
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    just interesting .... but is there a country where the states did not threaten sanctions ??? recourse
    1. tihonmarine 27 February 2020 12: 25 New
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      Quote: Masha
      But is there a country where the states did not threaten sanctions?

      Of course there are, those that they made the "banana and rapeseed republics", there is already no one to threaten and nothing.
    2. Wedmak 27 February 2020 12: 47 New
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      With the ability of the United States to pull an owl on a globe, they have not yet imposed sanctions for attempts to conquer Mars. However, this is a matter of time.
  5. Ham
    Ham 27 February 2020 11: 52 New
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    only business - nothing personal! do not buy from Russians - buy from us! otherwise we will ...
    nowhere can they compete honestly on this and the "sanction song" begins ....
    neither in sport, nor in the economy, anywhere .... everywhere the "honest" West screwed up in full
    1. Wolf 27 February 2020 12: 42 New
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      Actually THIS IS NOT SO! They do not give and do not offer weapons to Serbs! Vasalams and servants are presented for FREE !!! Croatia is armed with ochim serially (as Hitler did), terrorists in Kosovo in the place of the Turks are armed for free! So this is not just a business but a strategic plan!
  6. Alien From 27 February 2020 12: 09 New
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    laws that are interesting to bugs ...... who is not with us is against us ...... It is time to understand already that they are not alone on the planet, not alone !!! And then a-ta-ta can come .....)
  7. Lord of the Sith 27 February 2020 12: 27 New
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    Hmm, let's see if the little brothers bend under the cowboys.
    1. Wolf 27 February 2020 12: 43 New
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      We will see !!! smile smile smile
      1. Wolf 27 February 2020 12: 45 New
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        Vučić does not dare to do otherwise; if he does not arm the country, remove the ego! wink
  8. rocket757 27 February 2020 12: 55 New
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    Belgrade looms over American sanctions

    Their shoot (State Duma and Ministry of Finance) always keep up!
  9. Was mammoth 27 February 2020 16: 22 New
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    What the hell is that? Everything, as it should be, according to Marx wink It is necessary to complain to PACE. wink
  10. ANB
    ANB 27 February 2020 17: 52 New
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    Serbs need air defense systems a lot and different.