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Serbia has no plans to join NATO, president says

Belgrade has no plans to join NATO and seeks to form a strong army to defend the country, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told national television following a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Brussels, Trend reports citing TASS.

When asked why Serbia was obtaining weapons when it could join the alliance, Vucic said: “We will not join NATO.” “They have the right to obtain weapons because they are NATO members, while we – a free neutral nation – cannot defend ourselves? What is it that you don’t like? We only purchase defensive weapons, not offensive ones,” the Serbian president pointed out, adding that Belgrade would never allow military operations against the Serbian people.