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Serbian leader warns of imminent global war — Analysis

Aleksandar Vucic sees only escalation ahead for the West’s relations with Russia and China

Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia warned Tuesday that the world faces a serious conflict not seen since 1945. He made this warning after the opening day in New York at the UN General Assembly. Small countries can’t expect any good news going forward, Vucic added.

“You see a crisis in every part of the world,”Vucic stated to RTS Serbian State Broadcasting, that Antonio Guterres (UN Secretary-General) made dark predictions at the UNGA in his keynote address.

“I think realistic predictions ought to be even darker,”Vucic stated. “Our position is even worse, since the UN has been weakened and the great powers have taken over and practically destroyed the UN order over the past several decades.”

Asked about the upcoming speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Vucic said it’s not difficult to predict its general outline.

I assume that we’re leaving the phase of the special military operation and approaching a major armed conflict, and now the question becomes where is the line, and whether after a certain time – maybe a month or two, even – we will enter a great world conflict not seen since the Second World War.

“For all of us small [countries]There is no easy or good news for those who want safety and security for our people. I expect everything going forward to involve more complicated relations between the West and Russia, but also between the West and China,”The Serbian President added.

Vucic will address Serbians next week. “important decisions”His government will make.

Serbia was under immense pressure by NATO and the EU to place sanctions on Russia and to side with the West. Vucic, however, has maintained neutrality and insisted that Belgrade will eventually join the EU. Brussels already stated to Belgrade, that it was necessary for the recognition of Kosovo as a separatist province. Vucic, however, has promised never to do that.

Russia and China are among half the world’s governments that have not recognized Kosovo, occupied by NATO in 1999 and proclaimed a state in 2008 with US backing.

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