Serbian President denies claims about supplying weapons to Ukraine
Vucic says Serbia sold no munitions or other weapons to either Ukraine or Russia.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday pointed out that the media were peddling blatant lies when they claimed that his administration had authorized sales of weapons to Ukraine.
"It is a blatant lie. Serbia did not send weapons to anyone. Serbia makes and sells munitions … We have sold no munitions or other weapons to either Ukraine or Russia," Vucic told reporters in Qatar.
"They say that we exported [weapons] through Turkey. Knowing well that some of the products could end up on either side of the conflict, we added a clause that prohibits Turkey from re-exporting our ammunition. What else do you want from us?" the Serbian President insisted.
The Serbian Defense Ministry also confirmed to Sputnik this week that Serbia only exported weapons to countries on the international whitelist and had banned their resale to Ukraine or Russia.
The Ministry confirmed that Belgrade had asked foreign state agencies that are suspected of having given a green light to resales to clarify the matter and ensure compliance with its rules.
Earlier, Serbian defense contractor, Krusik, denied media reports that alleged it sold Grad missiles to Ukraine to be used with its Soviet-made multiple-launch rocket systems.
It is noteworthy that last week, Russia’s Ambassador to Belgrade Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko reiterated that the West is blackmailing Serbia to join the European Union in imposing sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine, at a time when Serbia has refused to join the draconian sanctions on Moscow.
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