Vucic calls EP decision on aligning international coverage hypocritical –


Following a vote within the European Parliament calling on Serbia to align its international coverage with that of the bloc, President Aleksander Vucic known as it hypocritical and condemned its point out of Kosovo’s software for EU membership.

The primary objective of the decision was to strengthen the position of the EU on this planet and to reply correctly to new worldwide circumstances. It additionally touched on an acceleration of the enlargement course of, together with potential candidate international locations and candidate international locations.

The decision textual content additionally talked about eradicating visa necessities for residents of Kosovo and cautions towards Russian affect within the area. Specifically, the textual content calls on Serbia to respect European values and align its international coverage with the EU acquis because it stays the one European nation not supporting sanctions towards Russia.

“And people secessionists, they carried out a violent secession of a part of our territory. So, how lengthy can this insolence go. You’ll be able to’t stand it, I don’t have a phrase to make use of…They who trampled on the UN Constitution, bombed a rustic and carried out a violent secession. And also you received’t imagine it whenever you learn it,” stated the president concerning the decision and its mentions of Kosovo.

He added that sure international locations are pressuring Serbia in varied methods, but it surely won’t work.

“They help each mindless motion of Kurti. They’re comfortable concerning the misfortune of their nation, they’ll’t do something about me. They will take away me by drive, however they’ll’t do the rest. They will’t blackmail me, impose sanctions on me for one thing, as a result of I’ve nothing anyplace.”

Vucic stated that on Friday he would meet with 5 worldwide representatives from Germany, France, Italy, and America, in addition to EU envoy Miroslav Lajčak, including that he expects a troublesome dialog.

“And let’s say what is predicted of Serbia concerning Kosovo and Metohija and the introduction of sanctions towards the Russian Federation,” he stated, including that nobody needs to listen to or see totally different views however that “they’re solely fascinated about sanctions and an unbiased Kosovo.”

Nonetheless, Vucic did dismiss Russian President Vladamir Putin’s territorial claims over Ukraine and stated he has not spoken to him in lots of months.

“We’ve got stated from the start that we’re unable and unable to help Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. For us, Crimea is Ukraine, Donbas is Ukraine and it’ll stay so,” he burdened in an interview with Bloomberg.

Vucic additionally stated it will be a mistake to imagine that the Serbian authorities totally helps the management in Moscow.

“We aren’t at all times smitten by a few of their attitudes. We’ve got historically good relations, however this doesn’t imply that we help each resolution or many of the selections coming from the Kremlin”, underlined Vucic.

Concerning the claims that the Russian mercenary group Wagner is on the lookout for Serbs to combat in Ukraine, the president acknowledged “Wagner won’t do that in Serbia.”

(Alice Taylor |

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