Romania blocks Russian navy gear destined for Serbia – Europe

Romania blocks Russian navy gear destined for Serbia

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania has blocked a Russian navy cargo of battle tanks and armored automobiles to Serbia due to worldwide sanctions which might be in place in opposition to Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

The Romanian International Ministry stated in a press release Friday that it couldn’t concern a transit allow for the cargo on account of a European Union embargo launched in 2014. The assertion gave no extra particulars.

Serbian officers complained earlier this month that NATO-member Romania had prevented the supply of some 60 Russian secondhand tanks and armored automobiles that had been to be shipped from Russia by way of the Danube River to Serbia.

Media studies say Russia flew 10 armored automobiles to Serbia this week on its air pressure transport planes.

Russia has been serving to its ally Serbia beef up its navy, elevating issues within the Balkan area. Within the 1990s through the bloody breakup of the previous Yugoslavia, Serbia was at struggle with neighbors Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Serbia has already obtained six MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia. Serbia, which claims navy neutrality, is negotiating further arms purchases from Russia, together with assault and transport helicopters and air protection methods.

Serbia formally needs to affix the EU, however below political and propaganda strain from Moscow, Belgrade has steadily slid towards the Kremlin and its aim of protecting the international locations within the area out of NATO.