Serbia is not against the sale of weapons to intermediaries who can later transfer them to Ukraine to fight against Russian aggression.
This is reported by the Financial Times.
Serbian President Oleksandr Vucic said he was aware of reports from the US government that Serbian ammunition had entered Ukraine through intermediaries. He stated that he has no plans to stop it.
"Is it possible that this is happening? I have no doubt that it can happen. What is the alternative? To not make them? To not sell them?" - he said.
Vuchich understands that Serbian weapons can get to Kyiv: "I'm not a fool. I know that some of the weapons can get to Ukraine."
The leader of Serbia admitted that he is trying to balance between Ukraine and Russia. At the same time, he emphasized that he is not going to help the Russian military efforts.
Thus, Vucic noted that the country has joined all UN resolutions condemning Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
"We join the ban on re-export, for example, of dual-use (technologies - ed.) in drones... We will not be a center for re-exporting anything to Russia," he said.
According to Vučić, he previously communicated with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin every three months. And now, for a year, he has not maintained contacts with the Kremlin, except for receiving guests from Moscow.
Serbia's position in the Russian Federation's war against Ukraine
After the start of the full-scale invasion, Serbia did not side with Ukraine. The country also refused to join Western sanctions against Russia.
The media reported that Serbia could supply ammunition to Ukraine and Russia, but Vucic called such statements "blatant lies" and said that his country does not supply ammunition to warring parties and prohibits the re-export of shells to other countries.
However, Serbian President Vučić later suggested that Serbian-made weapons could somehow end up in Ukraine through intermediaries, noting that the country's economy should grow.
And in April, the mass media, citing secret Pentagon documents, reported that Serbia had agreed or had already sent weapons to Ukraine.