Brnabic: Serbia committed to respecting Ukraine’s territorial integrity

FoNet/Slobodan Miljević

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met Thursday with newly appointed Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia Volodymyr Tolkach, with whom she discussed the current situation in this country and the possibilities of supporting the Ukrainian people and refugees in Serbia, a Government press release said.

Brnabic expressed “deep concern and regret about the situation in Ukraine” and emphasized that the two countries and peoples have traditionally good and friendly relations.

“Serbia is determined to respect international law, respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine and peaceful settlement of disputes, and is ready to provide all possible help and support to refugees from this country, who are currently staying in Serbia,” the Government press release quoted her as saying.

Ambassador Tolkach thanked for the humanitarian aid that Serbia provides to endangered Ukrainian civilians, as well as for the humane conditions of the highest standards that it provides for the displaced, including residence and work permits, said the Government.

The Ambassador presented the country’s recovery and reconstruction plan and called on Serbia to support these activities.

The Prime Minister reiterated that Serbia advocates a peaceful settlement of disputes and supports all efforts aimed at negotiations between the two sides and emphasized that Serbia will continue to monitor the situation carefully and provide support to the Ukrainian people, the Government press release said.