Serbia aims to join the EU, but Belgrade is not going to sacrifice relations with Russia for this, the FAN news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic. In this way, the Serbian government refused to support the anti-Russian sanctions. Belgrade also does not intend to recognize Kosovo’s independence.
“There is no better variant than to join the European Union for Serbian citizens, but even for this Belgrade does not intend to sign an agreement with Prishtine,” Tomislav Nikolic noted during the meeting with US Vice President Joseph Biden. According to the Serbian President, Belgrade is connected both with Moscow and Washington, media reported. Biden is currently having a working visit to Serbia and Kosovo.
Will remind, the EU still keeps restrictions towards Russia. Berlin has already said that it will not weaken the sanctions until the normalization of the situation in Donbass.