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Vucic tells Russian news agency Serbia will never join NATO

October 14, 2020

President Aleksandar Vucic told the Russian TASS news agency that Serbia will never join NATO or any other military organization nor impose sanctions on Russia even if it is pressured.

“Serbia has not and will never impose sanctions against the Russian Federation despite the fact that we were under pressure and will probably be under pressure because we are on the path to Europe we will maintain our position and won’t spoil relations with Russia,” he said in an online interview for the Russian agency.  

He said that Belgrade will not change its view of the NATO bombing of 1999 regardless of the aid that Washington intends to provide to reconstruct bombed buildings in Belgrade. “Our attitude has not changed at all. On the contrary. We have to turn to the future and accept restoration aid but that will not change our view of those events,” he said.  

Vucic said that Serbia will continue its independent policies despite criticism in the European Commission report and will maintain friendly, kindred relations with Russia.  

He said that Serbia has not changed its stand on the Kosovo issue after the Washington agreement was signed to normalize economic relations, adding that there is no political aspect. He said a very long and difficult search for a compromise on Kosovo is coming.  

Source:  http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a660724/Vucic-tells-Russian-news-agency-Serbia-will-never-join-NATO.html

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