Minister warns of ‘new Maidan’ in Europe — Analysis

Pro-western political parties may try to overthrow the government after upcoming elections, claims Serbia’s Interior Minister

Serbia holds presidential, parliamentary, and local elections in April. Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin has stated that the country’s pro-western political parties will challenge the vote results and try to organize a ‘Maidan’. The 2014 violent unrest in Ukraine, known as the ‘Maidan Revolution’, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. 

“Immediately after the elections, I expect that pro-Western political parties, already financially and politically encouraged, will plan to challenge the election results, which will end in an attempt to overthrow the government,”Vulin spoke to Sputnik Radio earlier in the week. “Western political analysts have been saying that Serbia needs a new Maidan,”He concluded. 

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Minister further stated that “Maidan is a place where Ukraine lost its democracy and where thugs from the Right Sector and other Nazi organizations overthrew the legitimately elected government, and then installed and removed whoever they wanted.”

Vulin alleged that conflicts in the streets in Serbia are being prepared for immediately after the elections: not because of the elections themselves, but because President Aleksandar Vucic refused to impose sanctions on Russia amid the conflict in Ukraine and has decided to maintain Serbia’s military neutrality.

“Our independence is worth our struggle, and whether it will be challenged – yes, it will be challenged. And yes, they will try to prepare a new Maidan for us,”He said.

Throughout the interview, Vulin echoed president Vucic’s position that Serbia is the last “free nation”Europe as Russia’s military attack on Ukraine has brought about a growing pressure to the country. Serbia is the only European state that has so far maintained a neutral stance on the conflict and has refused to follow the EU’s steps to punish Russia.

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