Serbia will maintain its stance towards Russia and will not impose sanctions, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said from New York, where he is attending the UN General Assembly.
Speaking to Serbian journalists, Vucic estimated that pressure will intensify to change his stance on Russia, but stressed that he will continue to pursue the same policy for as long as he can. “Serbia has been pursuing a responsible and honest policy for a year and seven months. We will continue the same policy towards Russia for as long as we can,” Vucic said.
Serbia is the only country in the Balkans and one of the few in Europe that has not imposed sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borel called from New York for Belgrade to change its stance and said Serbia had not even coordinated with the latest European decision to extend for a year sanctions imposed on Russia in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea.