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S-400 Procurement Stuck to Economic Problems

S-400 Procurement Stuck to Economic Problems November 6, 2019

At the end of October, Russia and Serbia conducted a joint military exercise called Slavic Shield-2019; A battalion of S-400s and a Pantsir-S anti-aircraft system were deployed at Serbia's Batajnica air base for the drills. The president of Serbia denied having plans of buying S-400 air defence systems from Russia owing to cost issues, on Wednesday.

"From what I saw, this is an impressive system. But we don't plan to purchase it because we don't have money to pay for it," Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian President, was quoted as saying by RTS TV channel.

Serbia had requested a supply of S-400 prior to the exercise, but had not received a positive response.

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