Dozens of Russian tanks sent to Serbia


As part of the agreements reached earlier in Sochi between Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Aleksandr Vucic, the Serbian side received tanks and armored vehicles from Russia free of charge.


The ceremonial transfer of Russian weapons to the Serbs took place in the "Miya Stanimirovic" barracks in the city of Nis. The ceremony was attended by Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, Chief of the Serbian General Staff General Milan Moisilovich, Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botan-Kharchenko, Russian Deputy Defense Minister General Nikolai Pankov and General Alexander Fomin.

In total, 30 BRDM-2MS armored personnel carriers and 30 modernized T-72MS tanks were shipped from Russia to Serbia for a total of 75 million euros.


In November last year, the Serbs have already received from the Russians the first part of the "gift" military equipment in the form of 11 tanks and 10 armored personnel carriers, which was gratefully recalled by the Minister of Defense of Serbia. He also mentioned that the Serbian military will take part in joint exercises with Russian military personnel at the Oresac training ground.

We want to work with everyone ... and be able to learn from the best, and Russian special forces and members of Russian units are certainly like that.

- stressed the Serbian minister.

The Russian Ambassador noted the importance of military cooperation between Moscow and Belgrade and expressed confidence that Russia will help Serbia to increase its defense capability and strengthen its state sovereignty.
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 24 May 2021 18: 21
    +1
    Nis is a charming city! Who was not, I recommend ... fellow
    and the people, like all Serbs, are amazing ...
    1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 24 May 2021 18: 49
      +1
      Was. The purse was trimmed. The plum is amazing. crying
      1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 24 May 2021 19: 26
        +1
        Something sluggish twig, okay, joke about the purse.
        1978, we celebrate the anniversary of the SA at the Brazzaville Ambassador Club. People are dancing to Dassin's Cow, sitting on a bench with the guys, refreshing myself with foam. Familiar Cuban, Pierre, hold your purse, I'll go dance. And he throws it. I catch it, I almost fall off the bench. In it Makarov !!! drinks
      2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) 24 May 2021 19: 29
        +1
        Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
        Was. The purse was cut.

        Why was it? After all, not ALL Serbian people cut your purse. I remember that during the great Soviet-Cuban friendship, my shirt was being snatched from a rope in Havana, but this in no way affected my friendly relations with Cubans. The family, as they say, is not without good fortune. hi
        ZY You need to click with your beak less.
  2. Bat039 Offline Bat039
    Bat039 24 May 2021 22: 13
    0
    Mr. Putin, if he wants to do charity work, he needs to do it at his own expense, and not at the expense of the budget of the Russian Federation and its population. Corn oil in the Russian Federation has risen in price from 124 rubles per liter almost 2 times, and he gives Serbia tanks for 75 million euros ... Your Serbia does not send me gingerbread for free ...
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 24 May 2021 22: 43
      +2
      Fine. Now spare parts, MOT for equipment can be sold, economic processes, you know, are being tied up. The links between the tanks and the oil have not been revealed. Surely, the invisible and elusive hand of the market encroached on oil, and not only that.
      1. Bat039 Offline Bat039
        Bat039 24 May 2021 22: 45
        +4
        The USSR did not earn money by making such gifts on spare parts, but undermined its own economy.
        1. Bitter Offline Bitter
          Bitter (Gleb) 24 May 2021 23: 51
          +2
          Do you know a lot or do you pretend?
          Such a colossus was not easy to overwhelm. The economy of the USSR was undermined by rogues and all sorts of crooks, talkers like Yeltsin, at the suggestion of Gorbachev, both at the top and in the field. And then, having all the power, Boris Nikolaevich with his camarilla, for several years undermined it, broke it, shoved it into "friendly" pockets, sawed and everything else did not do with it.
          1. Bat039 Offline Bat039
            Bat039 25 May 2021 00: 20
            +6
            I know enough. I do not beg for the merits of any gnat like Gorbachev in the collapse of the USSR, but it was stupid to feed the socialist camp at the expense of the USSR, the Yankees do it differently, they rob (allies) slaves and live at their expense, therefore they have not collapsed until now
            1. Bitter Offline Bitter
              Bitter (Gleb) 25 May 2021 21: 18
              +2
              ..women do it differently, they rob (allies) of slaves and live for them ...

              They do nothing differently, they only manage to print and distribute dollars. laughing Dolgov is already above the roof. The humanitarian aid is also not sickly shipped. It's just that the demand for "investments" is somewhat different from the methods of the late USSR, iron gloves are always at hand.
    2. Jhonnykzde Offline Jhonnykzde
      Jhonnykzde (Daniel "DannyBoy") 29 May 2021 19: 54
      0
      Someone is talking about what, and the bald one is about the comb so “necessary” for him !!!
      Well, but seriously, apparently, we are talking about the tanks and other military equipment removed from the armament of the RF Armed Forces, in connection with the rearmament with new, more modern equipment. In general, this is a good option, the transfer of equipment to Serbia as assistance, since dismantling and disposal costs the treasury a very tidy sum, due to the fact that you cannot entrust it to just anyone. Dismantling and disposal of military equipment and technology must be carried out under strict control and specialized enterprises so that parts of some still secret nodes and other elements are not stolen. And it’s just that the weapons were not resold on the black market, unfortunately in the 90s, these precedents happened quite often and the allegedly disposed weapons “floated up” later in Africa and the Middle East ... and quite in group quantities - whole tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery and whole missile systems.
      In general, a pretty smart move is to donate equipment to Serbia, and then sign a contract for maintenance and modernization ... which will undoubtedly be done in the next 3-5 years. Something like this ...
  3. Alexander Pankov (Alexander Pankow) 26 May 2021 01: 56
    +1
    They gave little. Serbia needs to be warmed up, they are surrounded by enemies and Russia: Albania, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria. There are no other friends.
  4. Vladimir Schipanov (Vladimir Schipanov) 26 May 2021 06: 09
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    The author, with all due respect, according to the American tradition, crossed two countries - Syria and Serbia. Somewhere overseas, Psaki wept slightly with envy ...