BELGRADE – Serbia is working on strengthening its military capabilities and the purchase of the Nora and Lazar weapon systems will not be budget-funded, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday, noting that Serbia will definitely not become a victim of aggression or an easy target for anyone.
Countries in the region have arms-related obligations under the Dayton agreement and other agreements, which some others do not respect and claim that Serbia is nervous, Vucic said.
“I am not nervous, but worried. The ballistic rockets and launch pads that Croatia is planning to acquire have ranges of 300 and 350 km. You can target any location in central Serbia from Zagreb or any other location,” the prime minister told reporters after a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
Vucic noted that he does not see a need to procure offensive weapons.