By delivering M270 ballistic missiles to Croatia, the US wants to pressure Serbia into deciding in favour of joining broader Euro-Atlantic integration and giving up on the policy of neutrality, says Marko Custic, editor-in-chief of Croatia’s military magazine Defender.


“That is the only reason why Croatia will get the M270 ballistic rockets from the US”, Custic said in a statement to Tanjug.


He said that he understands the reactions from Serbia, which have been very negative.


“I do not think that it is a rocket that Croatia would use against Serbia. However, the system is creating an imbalance in power,” he explained.


Custic’s magazine also reported on Friday that Croatia is in talks with Norway about purchasing a NASAMS missile system for its armed forces.