EU File: New arms race heats up between former enemies in Yugoslav Wars after NATO member Croatia blocks Serbia’s accession to EU, Zagreb obtained 16 US-built surplus M270 MLRS earlier this year, provoking reaction from Serbian PM Vucic: “Any place in central Serbia can be targeted from Zagreb or any other place”; Russia eager to arm Serbia, FM Lavrov in Belgrade on Dec. 12, preps weapons deal with counterpart Dacic, Serbia to acquire six MiG-29 fighter jets, Buk-M1/M2 anti-missile batteries (after initially considering costlier S-300 system), deal to be finalized on Dec. 21 when Vucic visits Moscow; Serbian FM Dacic blasts Croatia: “No one can attack Serbia or put the Republika Srpska [in Bosnia-Herzegovina] in jeopardy without an appropriate reaction from Belgrade”; Dacic cadre of Socialist Party of Serbia, political platform of deceased dictator Slobodan Milosevic (d. 2006), successor org to ruling League of Communists of Serbia; fearing potential Russian military base, EU demands Moscow shut down “humanitarian center” in Nis, Serbia; prosecution, defense offer final comments in Ratko Mladic case at The Hague, former Bosnian Serb cmdr., ex-communist faces charges of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity

source 1 source 2 source 3 source 4 source 5
source 6 source 7 source 8 source 9

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s