Serbian Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin announced in Moscow on Dec. 2 that a representative office of the Russian Defense Ministry would soon be opened in Belgrade, and that Serbia would purchase new Russian anti-aircraft defense systems Pantsir.
During the meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu, Vulin stated that the office would open very soon and that "only the technical issues remain," the Russian Defense Ministry has stated. Vulin also announced the acquisition of new anti-aircraft defense systems of Russian origin, the statement reads.
"We got the (Russian anti-armor missiles) Kornet. We got tanks, armored vehicles, and we are buying new Pantsirs," Vulin stated.
Shoygu said that cooperation between Russia and Serbia has been dynamic and broad in the recent years. "Our countries' presidents have agreed on the further development of bilateral cooperation in various fields, including defense," Shoygu said, as quoted in the statement.