Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic thanked for the help, but refused to join the anti-Russian sanctions
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The crisis in Ukraine is forcing the EU to look for new methods of influencing European countries. In particular, the Balkans are attracting more and more attention from Brussels. Generous promises and handouts are used, but even this cannot ensure unity for the alliance.
As a result of the annual EU-Western Balkans summit, held the day before in Albanian Tirana, a joint declaration on sanctions against Russia was adopted, which, in fact, came down to statements about the “Russian threat” to the European world and an appeal to the Balkan countries to speed up the process of agreeing on anti-Russian restrictive measures without any specifics.
Thus, Serbia once again managed to defend its right not to impose sanctions against the EU, despite the $165 million allocated by Brussels to overcome the energy crisis.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic thanked for the help, but refused to join the anti-Russian sanctions.
– The only country that did not agree with the policy of sanctions was the Republic of Serbia. And let them not lie to you that there is some other one, it does not exist,” the politician said at a briefing held after the end of the summit.
Evil tongues claim that behind Serbia’s inflexibility against anti-Russian sanctions is, first of all, Vučić’s hope to receive energy resources at preferential prices. Like it or not, one can argue, but despite the true motives, the position and consistency of the leadership of Serbia inspire respect.