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The Serbian army has received 56 UAZ "Patriot" of Russia

The Minister of defence of Serbia Alexander Wulin and command of the armed forces of the Republic visited on Friday, the 56 cars UAZ "Patriot", purchased in the year 2020 in Russia, told RIA Novosti the Serbian defense Ministry.

Wulin together with the chief of the General staff General Milan Mojsilovic day attended a presentation of the 56 newly acquired SUV at the military factory "Approval" in the town of Pancevo near Belgrade. The Minister of defence of Serbia, on Thursday held a meeting with Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexander Botan-Kharchenko, where they confirmed that relations between Moscow and Belgrade are at the highest historical level, and "noted the importance of continuing military-technical cooperation".

"The vehicles purchased from the manufacturer in Russia in 2020", - said the Agency in the defense Ministry. The contract sum is not disclosed, but it is noted that until October it is planned to acquire eight UAZ "Patriot".

According to authorities, the last time such a technique the army of Serbia was received in 2006. SUVs are designed for military police units, protection of foreign delegations, control of the military transport columns, transport intelligence, patrol, criminal work and assistance of the Ministry of interior.

Serbia - the largest importer of Russian weapons and military equipment in Europe. Previously, the Republic had bought from Russia for seven Mi-17 and Mi-35, and also received six MiG-29 fighters and ten armoured personnel carriers BRDM-2 MS. Also Belgrade has acquired from Russian zrpk "Carapace-C1". President Aleksandar Vucic said that Serbia wants to have Russian air defense systems s-400 as part of their armed forces, but can not afford it.