Is Serbia Providing Weapons for Ukraine?
Following Russia’s demand on Thursday to know whether Serbia provided thousands of rockets to Ukraine in its fight against Russia, Serbia foreign minister Ivica Dacic said that zero weapons have been exported from the country to any parties involved in the “conflict.”
“I can say that because my ministry gives the permission for (arms) exports…Serbia does not deliver military equipment to any country that we believe would be problematic in any way.”
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova had expressed “deepest concern” about reports that its Balkan ally has delivered thousands of rockets to Ukraine.
“We are following this story,” Zakharova said in a statement posted on the Russian foreign ministry website on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
Zakharova referred to media reports that said that a Serbian state arms factory recently delivered approximately 3,500 for the Grad multiple rocket launchers that were used by both Russian and Ukrainian forces.
She added that the possible arming of Ukraine represented a “serious question” for Serbian-Russian relations.