Vucic voices concern over US providing Kosovo with arms
According to the Serbian President, the US says it will send new military assistance to the countries in the region to support them in defending themselves against Russia.
Serbian President Alexandar Vucic expressed his concerns over the flow of weapons, technology, and equipment supplied by the United States to Kosovo and other Balkan countries.
Vucic held a meeting on Saturday gathering the National Security Council with government members and heads of law enforcement agencies.
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"The US will send a new tranche of military aid ... to the countries in the region — Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, North Macedonia — and, as they call it, Kosovo. I wonder what they will tell us after that and what they will demand of us?" Both Americans and all others from the region. Because, as you can see, there's only one country missing from that list, Serbia," Vucic said.
The US says it will send new military assistance to the countries in the region to support them in defending themselves against Russia, as per Vucic.
In April, the Serbian president accused the West of hypocrisy, noting that Britain provided the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo with Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missiles while it condemned Serbia's purchase of Chinese FK-3 air defense systems.
In mid-August, Vucic said Belgrade will remain neutral and does not require any foreign military bases on Serbian soil, adding that conducting a military operation in Kosovo that would cross the administrative line had been ruled out by Serbia.
Earlier on August 12, Vucic stated that Serbia cannot pledge to preserve the current stance on the subject of sanctions against Russia.
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Before the parliamentary elections on April 3, several Serbian lawmakers opposed imposing sanctions on Russia, but they later changed their minds, according to Vucic.
It is worth noting that Serbians in early March rallied in Belgrade in support of Russia and Serbia has recently vocalized its refusal to join NATO, citing the 1999 killing of Yugoslavian children.
Vucic, who has recently assumed office for the second term in April, also vowed to prosecute any volunteers participating in the war in Ukraine.