BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbian defence minister has blasted NATO-general to say that one of the biggest threats for Europe, the Russian influence in the Balkans.
Aleksandar Vulin said on Monday that the U.S. Army, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti statement last week during a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, it is the most “dangerous” anti-Serbian result since the Western military alliance bombed the country in 1999.
The American general has said he has seen an increase in Russian influence on his one and a half years, as supreme NATO commander in Europe.
He said: “Russia is at work in the Balkans. I think we have kind of taken our eye off the field.”
Serbia officially wants to join the EU, but the leaders have worked with Moscow in the promotion of both the military and political ties.