Moscow expects Serbia will stick to policy of neutrality

Russia notes that Serbia is developing relations with NATO, but counts on the country adhering to the policy of military neutrality.

Source: Beta

This is what official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova told Beta agency on Tuesday.

Zakharova thus commented on a statement made earlier in the day by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on the occasion of the ratification of an agreement on cooperation with NATO.

Vucic said that Serbia needed NATO as an ally to protect Serbs in Kosovo, but is militarily neutral and wants good relations with both Russia and NATO.

"We note that Serbia is developing relations with NATO. We proceed from Belgrade, as has been repeatedly declared by Serbian officials, adhering to the policy of neutrality, which was confirmed by a decision of the Assembly of Serbia," said Zakharova.


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