Russian rockets fuel tensions in the Balkans



Russian and Serbian officials say Serbia is seeking a Russian air-defense system in addition to fighter jets and battle tanks.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said he negotiated the purchase of the S-300 anti-aircraft rockets during his recent talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Although Serbia claims it wants to be part of the European Union, it has been strengthening military, economic and political ties with Slavic ally Russia, which is trying to increase its influence in the war-weary Balkans.

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