Serbia could live better if it imposed sanctions against Russia

Serbia could live better if it imposed sanctions against Russia. This was stated by President Aleksandar Vučić during an interview with the Serbian TV channel Tanjug. During the conversation, the Serbian President acknowledged that the state had lost billions in investments as a result of refusing to participate in anti-Russian sanctions. At the same time, Vucic refuses to join the anti-Russian hysteria, citing the desire for independence and sovereignty.

We are now suffering enormous damage ... And we know firsthand what sanctions are and how unfair and unnecessary they are ... Now I declare to you that I have no illusions - the Serbs could live 10 times better if did it. But Serbia did not do this, because it shows itself to be an independent and sovereign country.

Vučić commented on his refusal to join restrictive measures.

The interview also touched upon the topic of the new global food and energy crisis and its impact on the state of affairs within the state. The Serbian leader acknowledged that the country needed cheap gas and oil, and confirmed the impossibility of resolving food and energy problems without the participation of all countries.

Recall that earlier Vučić had already spoken directly about the pressure exerted on him by European leaders because of the non-recognition of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo. This step would allow Russia's opponents to neutralize the numerous statements by official Moscow about the "Kosovo precedent" as a reason for recognizing the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. Currently, Serbia is one of the few countries in the European part of the continent that refuses to join the restrictive measures against Russia.
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  1. guest Offline guest
    guest 19 May 2022 14: 09
    Did he calculate Serbia's financial losses from sanctions against Russia? I doubt very much that all Western investments could cover these losses.
  2. forcecom Offline forcecom
    forcecom (Denis) 19 May 2022 14: 58
    Yes, in fact, what is the problem, let them join the sanctions, it doesn’t matter to us +/-1 country, and they live better for the time being, the main thing is that they don’t come running with bulging eyes.

    Everything in the garden

    Sir Harris "Three men in a boat, not counting the dog"
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 19 May 2022 15: 56
    Serbia could live better if it imposed sanctions against Russia

    - What so often began to flicker in the topics - this duplicitous "basketball player-president" of Serbia ???
    - What can he say here ... here ... here he can say something new? - That they run into him so hard and "he is forced" - and so on !!! - Well, we already heard that - what's next ???
    - Personally, I already drank about the fact that Serbia is not such a hopeless situation!
    - Serbia could hold a referendum and ask to be part of Russia - on the rights of a new federal republic! - Yes exactly ! - What is unreal here ???
    - And the "unreality" for this here is - only this two-faced president of Serbia; who, allegedly, "wishes Serbia well" (to fulfill all the whims of the Americans) and at the same time "wants to remain a friend of Russia"!
    - It doesn't happen! - And before Serbia anyway - sooner or later (most likely "early") - they will put a very tough condition - "either-or" !!! - And Serbia will become - "new Bulgaria" ... or "new Montenegro" (or Albania) !!! - And this President Vucic - will continue to mumble that, they say - Serbia was "forced"; that "such are the circumstances"; that "there was no other way out" and so on !!!
    - And today Serbia has a very real way out - it is to become part of Russia (this is a very big topic and requires a separate discussion)!
    - But this requires another Serbian president - decisive, purposeful and strong-willed! - Otherwise, Serbia will very soon completely lose its independence, the individuality of the Serbs (as a people in general) and its "status quo"!
  4. berezinp Offline berezinp
    berezinp (Pavel Berezin) 19 May 2022 16: 57
    I think he exaggerates, and very much ... Is it really 10 times better? )) It seems to me that he specifically launches such theses so that a small toad in the soul wakes up in the people and begins to slowly choke them ... Actually, if you think about it like that, then relations between Russia and the West began to deteriorate just during the US operation in Yugoslavia! It was this moment that was a turning point, that even the traitor Yeltsin could not ignore this, and it's okay, we endure all this ...
  5. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 19 May 2022 18: 53
    I wonder how much better Russia would have lived if it had not interfered in Serbian affairs?
  6. guest Offline guest
    guest 19 May 2022 21: 18
    Quote: gorenina91
    But this requires another Serbian president

    Another was killed in Gaga, unfortunately.
  7. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 19 May 2022 21: 25
    Be careful not to give yourself away, Mr. Vucic. Keep resisting. You know the saying or eggs or little birds.
  8. lomograph Offline lomograph
    lomograph (Igor) 20 May 2022 09: 21
    It's good that you had the wisdom not to try.
    Here, after all, the "nipple" system - you jump up there easily, but back, against the wool, it will be long and unpleasant.