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“Serbia is in the European space geographically, politically and in other dimensions. Our purpose is to join the EU, but not in detriment of the Serbian interests and Serbia’s relations with its friends, who are not members of the European Union,” he said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow is not building up pressure on Serbia and any attempts to state the opposite are politically incorrect.
“As for claims voiced at the G20 summit to the effect Moscow is stepping up Serbia’s economic and political dependence on Russia, we have been doing nothing of the sort,” Lavrov said. “It looks like some neo-colonial slang. We are working with Serbia to coordinate projects that would be mutually beneficial.”
“Therefore it is politically not correct to speculate about some political pressure, the more so since such speculations are heard from outsiders not involved in the negotiations,” Lavrov said. “As for claims by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini Serbia should not meddle in the dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine, she must have just picked the wrong words. What she said did not sound European at all. Certainly, it did not sound Italian, either, but smacked of Americanism.”.
Sergey Lavrov also said that Brussels’ reaction to creating a Russian-Serbian emergency response center proves attempts to put pressure on sovereign countries.
“We created the center with our Serbian friends. It benefits both parties to fight floods and conduct humanitarian demining operations,” he said.
“The reaction from Brussels on creation of the center proves that it tries to put pressure on other countries,” Lavrov said.