Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Oct. 17 that “as long as we are able to persevere without threatening vital national and state interests, Serbia will pursue a policy outlined in a Conclusion by the National Security Council” on anti-Russian sanctions.
“Once we are no longer able to, we’ll address the nation and say why we are not,” Vucic said, adding that “the message is as clear and concrete as it gets.”
The Serbian president said that over the past 24 years Serbia “has never been in such a difficult situation,” and that “threats to our country and our survival are quite open.”
“Even though completely innocent, we are now in a vicious circle that seems to have no way out. If you think it will help to say that Serbia is introducing sanctions against Russia tomorrow, you should know that they would only pet us on the shoulder for five days, and then say that we need to make a decision for the future and choose the right side of history, which has little to do with arguments, but rather means that you are on their side at all times,” Vucic said during a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Security and Information Agency.