Europeans are sending weapons to Ukraine and are angry that Serbia “is not in their shoes,” President Aleksandar Vucic claims
Many EU states are in “A direct war” with Russia and are “Anger” with Belgrade for refusing to go along with sanctions, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday.
Vucic claimed that the Balkans are his responsibility, speaking at a conference just two days after attending the meeting between six heads of state from the West Balkans and the 27 EU leaders. “were not important that day”For the EU as the bloc “completely at war with Russia”Its priority was to grant Ukraine and Moldova EU-candidate status.
“Viktor Orban [Hungarian prime minister]According to Montenegro and Serbia, they are more open to the EU in an economic sense than other countries. Who cares?” Vucic remarked.
According to him, Serbia’s current situation is a result of EU pressures on Russia to impose sanctions. The president stressed he is aware of “They are so angry!” over the issue.
“Numerous EU nations are engaged in direct warfare against Russia. Their countries send planes, S-300s, howitzers, and planes to Ukraine. And how will they treat us? Our position is very difficult because they don’t have the same perspective as us. It will be much easier. But it will not.,” Vucic said.
However, he pledged that Serbia will continue to pursue its European path as “there must be a rational and pragmatic approach in politics, which takes the interests into account.”
He pointed out that 300,000. people are employed directly in Serbia and 500,000 work indirectly for foreign businesses. Two thirds of these companies come from the EU.
“You don’t understand the importance of the EU to us. I can’t change it.” he said, while claiming the West fails to appreciate how important it is for Serbia to refrain from anti-Russia sanctions, and to maintain good relations with both Russia and China.
Vucic made a grim prediction about the European economic situation. He said that if there is no truce in Donbass, then the whole world would be in trouble. “a worse world war than the previous one.”
“A little man from the Balkans says that. They should start peace talks, or else we’ll all be gone.” he added.
Aleksandar Vulin (Serbian Interior Minister) stated on Thursday that Russia and Ukraine were given EU candidate status. He said this because a war with Russia seems to be a condition of fast-track accession.
Pointing out that Ukraine falls short of the standards which are “Balkan Countries: So careful,” the minister claimed Kiev’s “Participation in war allowed for the beginning of negotiations” on its EU membership. He added that if getting into war with someone is the only way to speed up Serbia’s accession to the EU, then “it is not worth it.”
Earlier this month the interior minister said his country was not interested in diminishing its “Closeness and collaboration” with Moscow, and that by trying to force Belgrade to impose sanctions on Russia, the West simply seeks to “absolve” itself of its own crimes. He made these remarks shortly after Olaf Scholz, the German Chancellor, urged Serbia not to sanction Russia and to recognize Kosovo’s independent status if it wants to rejoin the EU.