Russian Foreign Ministry denied claims made by Croatian media on deliveries of arms to Croatia from Russia in the early nineties.

Russia has always strictly respected its international obligations, including ones regarding embargo on the delivery of weapons to the conflicting parties during the Yugoslav crisis of 1991-1995, Russian Embassy in Belgrade said in a statement.

“We believe that these statements are provocative, that they are aimed at smearing the policy of the Russian Federation in the Balkans,” statement reads.

As noted by the Russian ministry, all the responsibility should be borne by the authors of these “ideas”.

As Croatian “Vecernji List” reported earlier, without citing sources, Russian Ambassador to Croatia, Anvar Azimov, summoned to a meeting Zvonko Zubak, Croatian businessman who deals in trafficking of arms, in order to ask him where are missing missiles from rocket system S-300, which Russia delivered to Croatia in the first half of the nineties.

Ambassador Azimov, however, said that the Russian Embassy in Zagreb has never called anyone for an interview regarding the delivery of weapons by Russia to Croatia.