Russia to open defence ministry workplace in Serbia in push to deepen navy ties

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Russia has authorised its defence ministry to open an workplace in Serbia, a authorities doc confirmed.
Serbia is balancing between its ambition to affix the European Union and conventional ties with Russia and China. Last month, it suspended navy drills with international troops for six months, citing strain from the EU to withdraw from joint workout routines with Russia and Belarus.
The Balkan nation’s navy primarily makes use of ex-Soviet weapons expertise. The settlement would give Russian officers in Serbia the best to go to Serbian divisions that use Russian navy gear.
Earlier this month, Serbia’s military staged a significant coaching train, wherein it demonstrated fight use of Russian-made weapons. It additionally displayed fight drones just lately acquired from China.
Serbia’s defence ministry on Tuesday stated “a legal procedure that precedes the concluding of the agreement” had already been launched.