MP: sanctions against Russia do not fit into the policy of Serbia


Serbian Milovan, Deputy Drecun noted that Russia is an important partner of Serbia, with which it has significant economic and political cooperation.

BELGRADE, 16 Oct. The imposition of sanctions against Russia does not fit into the policy of Serbia and would be detrimental to the interests of the state, stated on Friday to journalists the Deputy of the Serbian Milovan Drecun.

Thus Drecun heading in the Serbian Parliament Committee on Kosovo and Metohija and a member of the friendship groups with several countries, including Russia, commented on the material the Belgrade newspaper “Blitz”. This edition with reference to diplomatic sources yesterday reported that the European Union soon will require from Serbia in the framework of the accession negotiations to enter sanctions against the Russian Federation.

“Serbia needs to gradually adjust its foreign and defense policies to EU policy. It is a process. In this process, will be steps in one direction or another, but not in the interest of Serbia to impose sanctions to anyone”, — said the Deputy.

He noted that Russia is an important partner of Serbia, with which it has significant economic and political cooperation.

“We in no way provoked such a policy of the EU towards Russia and can’t be punished. We can’t allow as part of the process of negotiations on the EU we have been forced into geopolitical conflicts of the big powers,” said Drecun.

The European Union in June extended the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016. These measures joined the candidate countries for EU membership, Montenegro and Albania, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Ukraine.

Serbia received the official status of candidate country to the EU on 1 March 2012. About the beginning of negotiations on accession of Serbia into the EU was officially announced in January 2014, but since then not a single head of the negotiation dossier was not open.