It is worth noting that today it is Serbia that is the largest buyer of Russian weapons in Europe. However, in addition to supplies provided for by contracts, our country is “arming” Belgrade for free. For example, six MiG-29 fighters and ten BRDM-2MS armored vehicles were donated to partners. In the future, it is planned to “present” and T-72 tanks. But why does Russia need this?
The thing is that except for Serbia, we have absolutely no allies in Europe. Therefore, to maintain its influence in this country and prevent its entry into NATO is an important task for Russia. In turn, the supply of weapons for the "bloodless" after the collapse of Yugoslavia, the Serbian army is one of the effective ways to solve it.
Belgrade is pleased to cooperate with Russia. The Serbs admire our weapons and do not hide the fact that they also want to get the S-400 Triumph air defense systems. The latter are expensive, and the deal itself is already more in political the plane. However, the dispatch of the “Shell” that took place on the eve may become a harbinger of the “coveted contract.” After all, it is these air defense missile defense systems that are used to cover the “Triumphs”.