Serbia “may be the only country in the region that has no territorial claims against its neighbours,” Serbia’s Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Saturday.
In an interview with pro-government Pink TV, Vulin dismissed criticism from some countries in the region regarding Serbia’s acquisition of the ‘Pancir’ air defence system and a joint exercise between Serbia’s Armed Forces and the Russian Air Force, which brought the S-400 to Serbia for that occasion.
The criticism came after N1 TV’s Programme Director spoke to an employee of the Krusic arms factory, Aleksandar Obradovic.
“Who are we threatening? The ‘Pancir’ system is exclusively a defence system,” Vulin said.
Vulin also commented on the invitation for the Serbian Army to participate in next year's Victory Parade in Moscow, saying, "who else would be at the Red Square if not the descendants of the winners".
"The times when (former Croatian President) Stjepan Mesic would go to Moscow and introduce himself as an anti-fascist are gone. Our ancestors marked us among the better part of humanity, and we will not remove ourselves from there," Vulin said.