https://www.rt.com/information/581614-serbia-meeting-ukraine-sanctions/Serbian president to fulfill with Zelensky

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https://www.rt.com/information/581614-serbia-meeting-ukraine-sanctions/Serbian president to fulfill with Zelensky

Aleksandar Vucic has stated he expects Ukraine’s chief to debate the battle with Russia

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic informed reporters on Monday that his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, has requested a non-public assembly on the upcoming ‘Western Balkans’ summit in Athens, Greece.

“Tomorrow morning, on the request of the Ukrainian president, I’ll have a bilateral assembly with him,” Vucic stated. “We are going to focus on head to head all the things that has occurred relating to Kosovo, recognition and non-recognition of territorial integrity of nations, and different points.”

Kosovo is a province of Serbia below NATO management for the reason that 1999 warfare. Belgrade has refused to acknowledge its 2008 declaration of independence. Ukraine doesn’t acknowledge it both, although some lawmakers in Kiev have threatened to take action as a result of Serbia has declined to affix the US and EU sanctions towards Russia.

Ukraine recognizing Kosovo “can be a serious blow to us,” Vucic stated. “I’ll attempt to discuss to Zelensky.”

The Serbian chief had a sequence of conferences in neighboring Hungary over the weekend, together with PM Viktor Orban and Hungarian President Katalin Novak, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in addition to the leaders of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 

He described the upcoming ‘Western Balkans’ convention as “a bit unusual in format,” noting that Greece doesn’t acknowledge Kosovo however invited its prime minister, Albin Kurti, to attend anyway. Hungary was not invited for some purpose. Representatives of EU members Romania, Bulgaria, and Croatia had been invited, in addition to the prime ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and the presidents of Montenegro and Moldova – in addition to the chief of Ukraine.

Vucic stated that he anticipated his Russia coverage to be the principle matter of the talks, however that “there are issues Serbia can not conform to.” The EU has pressured Belgrade to sanction Moscow for the previous 18 months. 

Requested about feedback by an opposition politician that Serbia is “sitting on two chairs” by making an attempt to affix the EU and stay pleasant with Russia, Vucic stated he needs the nation to stay sovereign and unbiased, whereas additionally on the “European path.”

“I don’t need another person to make choices for us. Have a look at some neighboring international locations, they get informed who within the cupboard will get to make espresso, by ambassadors of nations that don’t dare achieve this right here,” Vucic stated. “We have now one chair, the Serbian chair. I’m pleased with that chair and I don’t look after any of yours.”

Vucic has not too long ago stated that the West can not defeat Russia on the battlefield and that it could be in the perfect curiosity of the US to attempt to make peace. Zelensky and the federal government in Kiev have refused any negotiations with Moscow, nonetheless.


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