BELGRADE – Serbia has good military cooperation with Russia but it cannot expect to get the S-300 or S-400 missile systems from Moscow if it does not have the money for them, says Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.
The good cooperation with Russia is not merely about military technical cooperation in terms of arms and equipment, but also about cooperation between the two defence ministries and armed forces, Dacic told Sputnik in an interview.
Russia and Serbia have signed agreements on defence and military technical cooperation, and our cooperation with other states is also underway simultaneously in a very transparent way, as part of our policy of military neutrality, he said.
Asked what arms shipment Serbia could expect in the near future, having already submitted a list of required weapons to Russia, Dacic said that a special commission on military technical cooperation will meet in Belgrade in April to discuss all facts.
First it must be seen what the realistic purchases are, he said.