Serbian ministry publishes weapons export permits

NEWS 22.07.2022 17:23
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Source: Tanjug/Civil Protection Ministry via AP

The Serbian ministry in charge of issuing export permits published four arms export licenses issued to the Valir company which owned the shipment of weapons in the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Greece.

The Ministry of Trade, Telecommunications and Tourism published the four export permits for arms and military equipment issued to Valir which is alleged to be owned by Slobodan Tesic who has been named as a major financial supporter of President Aleksandar Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS). Tesic was blacklisted by the US Treasury Department for alleged involvement in crime and corruption.

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Earlier, opposition Party of Freedom and Justice (SSP) deputy leader Marinika Tepic called the ministry to publish the permits.

The Ministry said it was publishing the permits to meet the demand of part of the public and with the explicit agreement of the exporter.

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