Vucic to Croatia: Give up on arms purchases

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PHOTO: TANJUG / SAVA RADOVANOVIC

BELGRADE – Serbia will drop the intention of purchasing defensive weapons as soon as Croatia says that it is giving up on purchasing offensive ones, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday.

PHOTO: TANJUG / SAVA RADOVANOVIC
PHOTO: TANJUG / SAVA RADOVANOVIC

“We will not be buying rockets that are equally powerful or equally expensive – we want defensive systems”, Vucic said during a tour of the Belgrade Waterfront project, adding that Serbia will not be buying protective weapons either if Croatia does not buy offensive arms.

Asked why it has been announced that Serbia will buy Russian S-300 air defence systems rather than invest in the economy, Vucic told reporters that Serbia is investing its funds in the economy and that it does not want to invest anything – or not much – in weapons if Croatia decides not to arm itself with missiles.

Vucic said that Serbia will keep pursuing this policy as long as he is the prime minister.

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