Serbia to Get Russian Kornet Anti-Tank Missile Systems Before Yearend

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Serbia is set to receive the first Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missile launchers before the end of 2021.

“The first deliveries will be carried out before the end of the year. These are not strategic but very important tactical things. And I can say that these are Kornet systems, launchers for Kornets and armor-piercing missiles for Kornets that are exceptionally important on our territory,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Thursday.

Russia earlier handed over 30 T-72MS tanks and 30 BRDM-2MS armored personnel carriers to Serbia. From 2018 to February 2020, Russia handed over to Serbia four Russian-made Mi-35M helicopters, six MiG-29 fighter jets, ten BRDM-2 reconnaissance and patrol armored vehicles, three Mi-17V-5 transport helicopters, and also Pantsyr-S1 air defense systems as part of its military and technical assistance to the Balkan country.