Whether to cover Serbia with Triumphs: why did Shoigu fly to Belgrade

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu this week arrived in Belgrade on a working visit, during which issues of military-technical cooperation were discussed. Serbia today is the only country outside the former Soviet Union, the strategic partnership with which we are developing at an active pace.


The military assistance that Russia provides to Serbia free of charge, the country has not received from anyone over the past 30 years. However, in Belgrade they expect more, which Alexander Vučić did not fail to declare to journalists on the eve. It is not difficult to guess that we are talking about S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

However, given the situation that is currently happening in the Balkans, the “cherished dream” of the Serbs may come true.

In Montenegro, which joined NATO in 2017, massive protests broke out. The dissatisfaction of citizens was caused by the law on churches adopted the previous day, which was aimed at “cleansing” the country of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In turn, Kosovo does not abandon attempts to annex the Preshevsk Valley (territory of Serbia), and the Republika Srpska, which is part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, again declared its intention to become independent.

Obviously, in the current geopolitical realities, Russia cannot abandon the Serbs to their fate. Apparently, the forthcoming visit to the country of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov is connected with this.

Moreover, as our “Middle East” experience has shown, it is more profitable to prevent a conflict than to fight. So maybe all the same, is it really time to start delivering the Russian Triumphs to Serbia?

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  1. Aleksey Glotov Offline
    Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 29 February 2020 12: 36
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    It would be nice ... the Serbs should have protection against NATO and US air raids.