Serbia has banned Croatia's defense minister from entering the country, a reciprocal measure against Croatia as tensions mount between the two Balkan rivals.

Serbia's government on Thursday imposed the ban against Croatia's Damir Krsticevic. Last week Zagreb said Serbia Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin was not welcome.

A statement says the move was a "reciprocity measure.”

Last Sunday, Croatia accused Vulin of undermining its sovereignty with a statement in which he said Zagreb had no ...

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