Media: West Increases Pressure on Serbia Over Ukrainian War | Beta Briefing

Media: West Increases Pressure on Serbia Over Ukrainian War

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News / Politics | 26.09.22 | access_time 12:07

Flag of Serbia.(BETAPHOTO/MILAN OBRADOVIC/MO)

As hostilities in Ukraine continue to spread and Russia announces a partial mobilization, Serbia is under renewed pressure to cease ‘interactions’ with Moscow and join the sanctions against the Russian Federation, the Moscow daily Kommersant wrote on Sept. 26.

According to the paper, the West has been joined by a part of the Serbian opposition claiming that the current regime is blatantly antagonizing “the entire civilized world” while President Aleksandar Vucic, in his own words, hopes he will be able to continue to prevaricate.

The new wave of pressure on the Serbian government comes after the foreign ministries of Serbia and Russia signed a consultation plan for the years 2023/2024 in the margins of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 23.

The Kommersant explained that the consultation plan – signed by foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Nikola Selakovic – is not only the first high-level treaty between Moscow and Belgrade since Russian forces entered Ukraine but also coincides with the escalation of hostilities and Russia’s announced draft.

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