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Russia, Serbia Sign Military Pact

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was awarded a Serbian Flag First Degree medal for "developing friendship" between Serbia and Russia. Here he's seen on Moscow's Red Square in May. (file photo)

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was awarded a Serbian Flag First Degree medal for "developing friendship" between Serbia and Russia. Here he's seen on Moscow's Red Square in May. (file photo)

Russia and Serbia signed a military cooperation agreement in Belgrade on November 13.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said after talks with Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodic that relations between the two countries had reached "a quantitatively new level." The two had earlier signed a declaration on strategic partnership.

The 15-year agreement includes the sharing of strategic information, military exchanges, and taking part in military exercises.

Shoigu was also awarded the Serbian Flag First Degree medal for his role in "developing friendship" between Serbia and Russia.

With reporting by ITAR-TASS, B-92, and Tanjug
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