Serbia receives four MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus

Serbia’s army received four MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said.

“Under an agreement between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Belarus has given us fighter jets and we are very thankful to it for that,” he said.

Thanks to the supplies of six MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia and four such warplanes from Belarus, Serbia will have a fleet of 14 fighter jets, TASS reports with reference to the Serbian newspaper Politika.

Earlier, Belarus announced its plans to hand over eight MiG-29 fighter jets and two Buk missile systems to Serbia in 2018 on condition that Belgrade pays for their repairs.

On March 28, the leaders of Belarus and Serbia discussed the ways of increasing the goods turnover between the two countries.

A day later, Nebojsa Stefanovic, the special envoy of the president of Serbia, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Serbia, arrived in Belarus. He conveyed President Vucic’s personal invitation to visit Serbia to President Lukashenka saying that he would be the ‘dearest guest’.