PM on Ukraine: Serbia wants to be constructive
Source: Beta, Tanjug
KOPAONIK, BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić said on Tuesday that he "wishes Ukraine and its people to recover from the crisis."
For its part, Serbia will be "constructive and provide assistance if necessary," he added.
"The developments in Ukraine are deplorable and I wish the country and its people to recover from the crisis. Serbia and former Yugoslavia know what that means, and expects that everything will be resolved peacefully," Dačić told reporters while attending the Kopaonik Business Forum.
Russia and Ukraine are friendly countries to Serbia, Dačić said, recalling that the two countries have historical ties.
"Apparently there was a plan beforehand to bring about a chill in these ties in an artificial manner. Serbia wants to be constructive and will provide assistance to anyone should that be necessary," Dačić said.
The Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that it was monitoring the events in Ukraine "with exceptional interest and concern."
Serbia fully supports political efforts with the goal of overcoming the current situation and establishing the necessary stability, said a statement.
The ministry also called on Serbians not to travel to Ukraine, while those who are already there have been advised to stay away from public gatherings and maintain contact with the embassy in Kiev.
So far, the embassy has had no information that any Serbians had been harmed in Ukraine, said the ministry and added that Serbia's diplomatic mission is also making efforts to "maintain contact" with citizens of Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, considering that these countries do not have embassies in Kiev.
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BELGRADE -- The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) has declared five more lists submitted by parties and coalitions as eligible to take part in the March 16 elections.
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BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić received on Tuesday in Belgrade Azerbaijani Minister of Economy and Industry Shahin Mustafayev.
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KOPAONIK -- Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has said that Serbia "could in 2020 be on the agenda for joining the EU as a full-fledged member".
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BELGRADE -- The Office for Kosovo stated that the Priština authorities banned Serbian Minister without Portfolio in charge of Kosovo Aleksandar Vulin from visiting.
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SREMSKA MITROVICA -- Aleksandar Vučić has told a campaign rally that Serbia will not "break off its relations with the Russian Federation."
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BELGRADE -- "Our focus is now on the campaign and engaging people, and it is would be impossible not to cross the threshold," says the NDS candidate for Belgrade mayor.
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BELGRADE -- The ruling Serb Progressive Party (SNS) will win 44 percent of votes in the March 16 early parliamentary elections, a new poll has shown.
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BELGRADE -- Serbian PM Ivica Dačić has said that politicians must not let genocide suits filed by Croatia and Serbia "complicate relations and stir up national passions."
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BELGRADE -- Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides stated that Serbia "will not have to recognise Kosovo's independence at the end of the EU accession talks."
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NOVI SAD -- A League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV) official has criticized the Liberal Democrats (LDP) for their remark about "Vojvodina's constitution."
March 3, 2014 | 11:12 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Outgoing Serbian Prime Minister and Socialist Party (SPS) leader Ivica Dačić has said that Bosnia's Serb entity, the Serb Republic (RS) "will last forever."
March 3, 2014 | 09:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
VLADIČIN HAN -- Neither the Ukrainian nor Bosnian scenario will happen in Serbia "as long as the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) is in power and has the trust of citizens."
February 28, 2014 | 15:54 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- One of the main topics of talks between Belgrade and Priština in Brussels will be the release of Oliver Ivanović, says Ivica Dačić.
February 28, 2014 | 14:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The civil Initiative (GI) SDP said on Friday that there were "no grounds" for the court's decision to extend detention for their leader Oliver Ivanović.
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BRUSSELS -- NATO "supports the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) in its present format, which does not envisage its use as a combat unit," Tanjug reported from Brussels.
February 28, 2014 | 11:51 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
ZVEČAN -- Aleksandar Vučić has announced that talks between Belgrade and Priština would continue "sometime between March 13 and 18."
February 28, 2014 | 09:46 | Source: Beta | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The deadline for political parties, coalitions and groups of citizens to submit their elections lists to the Election Commission (RIK) expires at midnight.
February 27, 2014 | 16:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Ivica Dačić met on Thursday in Belgrade with Head of the OSCE Limited Election Observation Mission Boris Frlec.
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LEPOSAVIĆ -- Serb Progressive Party (SNS) leader and Deputy PM Aleksandar Vučić said on Thursday in northern Kosovo that he "guarantees Serbs security and survival."