Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. Photo/REUTERS
The statement was made by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday (25/6/2022).
Speaking at a press conference two days after attending a meeting between 27 EU leaders and six heads of government from the Western Balkans, Vucic claimed, “The Balkans are not important on that day for the EU, because the EU is completely at war with Russia and the priority is granting EU candidate status. to Ukraine and Moldova.”
“Viktor Orban (Hungarian prime minister) said that in an economic sense, Serbia and Montenegro are much more prepared to be part of the EU than some other countries. But who cares?” said Vucic.
He explained that Serbia was now in a difficult position because of pressure to join EU members in imposing sanctions on Russia.
The president stressed that he is aware of “how angry many of them are” over this matter.
“Many EU countries are at war directly against Russia. They sent howitzers, planes, S-300s to Ukraine, and how do you think they will treat us? They are not in our position as we are not in theirs, and that is why our position is so difficult. Would it be easier? Well, that’s not going to happen,” said Vucic.