Serbia refused the military base of the Russian Federation on its territory
11:18, Tuesday, 16 August, 2022
Serbia refused to place a Russian military base on its territory. But Belgrade decided to move towards expanding cooperation with NATO.
Russian writes about it Kommersant citing own sources.
Last week, Russian Ambassador Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko made a statement about the deployment of a Russian military base in Serbia.
''The creation of a Russian military base in Serbia is a sovereign affair of this country, plus it is a matter of the interests of the Russian Federation itself,'' the diplomat said at the time.
At the same time, he stated that the position of Serbia in the Balkan region in military-technical terms is much stronger than it seems. The diplomat stressed that Serbia is now beginning to be reckoned with.
However, President Aleksandar Vucic said that ''Serbia does not need anyone’s military bases.''