The Serbian Armed Forces will receive 14 fourth generation Mig-29 fighter planes to strengthen the Balkan country’s defense potential. 

Russia presented the Mikoyan Mig-29 multipurpose fighter jets to Serbia as a gift. The fighter jets will enter service in the Serbian Air Force before the end of 2017, after repairs. The transfer of the Russian military hardware was approved personally by Putin.

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, also permitted Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu to add 30 T-72’s tanks, and 30 armored combat “BRDM-2” patrol vehicles, so the Serbian citizens can be calm.

The Serbian PM, Aleksander Vucic, said that his country also adhered to the policy of military neutrality and therefore stayed outside of military blocks.

Russia will deliver the military hardware for free. The sides will also hold talks on Buk-1 and Buk-2 short-range anti-aircraft missile systems and the Tunguska air-defense missile gun complex.

In addition Belarus, will deliver another 8 Mig-29 fighter jets and two battalions of Buk surface-to-air missile complexes on condition that Belgrade pays for the repairs and upgrade.

TASS / AA Magnum News 2017.

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