Serbia’s deputy prime minister, Zorana Mihajlovic, said on Oct. 17 that “serious things and atrocities” were happening in Ukraine, and that Belgrade should say if it supported it, or not.
In an interview with the Kurir TV, Mihajlovic said that “Russia’s was a war of conquest.”
“If our strategy is to join the European Union (EU), we need to think what our next step should be,” Mihajlovic said, adding that “a time comes when decisions are to be made as to where Serbia wants to be in the next 50 years as geopolitical circumstances have changed.”
In a comment on the words of the Serbian interior minister, Aleksandar Vulin, that Serbia “had better accept it’s not wanted in the Union,” Mihajlovic said that it’s “immoral and hypocritical” that a member of the Government of Serbia says that Serbia should not join the EU.
“If you are part of a ruling coalition saying it wants to join the European Union and to align national legislation with Europe’s, it can’t be changed. Vulin cannot change the path to the EU, where Serbia is going,” Mihajlovic said.