Russia insists on helping Serbia
According to Mathew Palmer, U.S. special envoy for western Balkas, he said “We hope that our Serbian partners will be careful about any transactions of this kind.”
Responding to the purchase, Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic said that the weapons which they purchased from Russia were meant for defensive purposes and he wants to avoid anything that gonna attract sanctions from the U.S.
“Serbia is arming itself because it is a free country surrounded by NATO-member states with which we want to be friends, I won’t allow Serbia be as weak as it was in the 1990s,” Vucic said.
You might be wondering what happened in 1990, well in 1990 Serbia was bombed by NATO to stop a crackdown against Kosovo Albanians, then In 2008 Kosovo was declared an independent nation.