Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Tuesday that the MiG-29 warplanes from Russia will arrive to Serbia by the end of the year. Vulin spoke at a session of the National Assembly’s Committee on Defense and Interior Affairs, referencing the used planes that Russia has donated to the Serbian Air Force. Since NATO’s 1999 aggression on Serbia, the country has not had a single MiG-29 squadron, the minister stated, and pointed out that there has been a need for that since 2000. “We all want the defense system to be better, respectable, that the army is respected both by the people and abroad. In that sense, we need to support the efforts to bring these planes here”, Lazanski, and added that it would be “great” if the MiGs were to arrive overhauled.