Vucic: We might have to impose sanctions on Russia

NEWS 02.02.2023 22:37

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the Parliament that Belgrade might have to impose sanctions on Russia.

The President said he was not thrilled about the Party of Freedom and Justice (SSP) proposal for Belgrade to introduce the sanctions.

„You say you are in favor of the sanctions, I say I don’t know, maybe we will have to. As long as we don’t have to, it’s better that way,“ said Vucic.

“I am not thrilled about it, but I don’t know how much longer we can hold out without imposing the sanctions. We are paying the price for not imposing them, but that is a matter of our leadership’s political choice,” said Vucic.

He said he immediately let it be known that there is nothing he likes about the European Union’s (EU) proposal for a solution to the Kosovo problem.

I highlighted the worst elements of the agreement so as point out the gravity of the situation, said Vucic.

The unbearable lightness of irresponsibility burdens our people, said Vucic, adding that it takes enormous responsibility to run a country.

An extraordinary Serbian Parliament session began Thursday at which Serbian President Vucic presented a report on the negotiation process with Pristina.

The report was formally submitted to the MPs by the Serbian Government, its Office for Kosovo and Metohija (the official name for what the Serbian authorities consider to be the country’s southern province), and by the little-known Office for the Coordination of Affairs in the Process of Negotiation with the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Pristina.

Following Vucic’s address the debate unfolded and an incident took place in which there was pushing and shoving and an exchange of accusations between the ruling party and opposition MPs in front of the bench the President was seated in.