Zakharova: NATO, pulling Serbia into its ranks, forcing her “Stockholm syndrome”

Zakharova: NATO, pulling Serbia into its ranks, forcing her “Stockholm syndrome”

MOSCOW, February 22. The involvement of Serbia in NATO, on the background of the death of its diplomats under American bombs, is a humiliation for the country. Such opinion on air of TV channel “Russia 1” stated the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

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“This is against the background of how the West gradually starts to drag Serbia into NATO. It is said to them: “You have to be in NATO, in particular Montenegro, because it is your safety. We’ll keep you safe”. The same thing they say in Serbia. How can you defend this country when you if there is information about what people are hostages, bomb them? What kind of security? What are you talking about? I think this is such a special kind of humiliation, the imposition of “Stockholm syndrome”, when they make their victims love and publicly admit that they want to them”, – said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.

Earlier it became known that two employees of Embassy of Serbia in Tripoli, abducted by militants in November 2015, have died as a result of air strikes by U.S. forces on a camp of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) in Libya.

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“The saddest thing is that this information was provided to the FBI and the CIA, said the Serbian leadership. That is, they knew. They now deny that they know the location” – said Zakharov.

Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic confirmed the death of employees of the Serbian Embassy in Libya. He stated that “they were killed by an American bomb,” but said that Serbia “needed the US as a friend and partner, not as an enemy”.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic has said that Serbia will require an explanation from the United States in connection with the death of diplomats.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).