Russia Continues Existence at the Balkans

Russia Continues Existence at the Balkans 22 August, 2019

Cooperation between Russia and Serbia continues. In October 2018, the Serbian Air Force received six MiG-29 fighter jets handed over by Russia as part of military and technical assistance. In addition to this military assistance, Serbia will procure Russian-made Mi-35 and Mi-17 transport helicopters. The helicopters will arrive for the Serbian Air Force in the first quarter of 2020, Serbia’s Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in an interview with RTS television channel on August 19.


"We have talked with the Russian Defence Minister about the new delivery. In compliance with the plan, tanks will also arrive. Also, in the first half of the first quarter of next year, we will take the delivery of four Mi-35 and three Mi-17 helicopters," Minister Vulin stated.


Throughout the current year, Russia will deliver 10 helicopters to Serbia: seven Mi-35 and three Mi-17 rotorcraft. Serbia was also expected to get 30 T-72 tanks and 30 BRDM-2 reconnaissance and patrol vehicles from Russia for free. Serbia is also holding talks with Russia on Buk-M1 and Buk-M2 air defence missile systems and Tunguska anti-aircraft missile/gun weapons.

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