"Russophobe NATO enthusiast" - opposition politician slammed
Ruling SNS party's Vice President Marko Djuric says it is absurd for opposition politician Vuk Jeremic to talk about Serbian-Russian relations.Source: Tanjug
Djuric, who also serves as director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, added on Wednesday that Jeremic, Serbia's former foreign minister, was part of a regime during which relations between the two nations and states had been brought to "the lowest level in history."
Djuric's reaction came after Jeremic said that Russia "supports Serbia, but not its current authorities."
"The new year brings new deceits and lies of Vuk Jeremic, who obviously does not intend to give up his policy of stirring the pot and creating discord," Djuric said in a statement.
He added that Jeremic and his boss (former Serbian president) Boris Tadic "tricked Russia when he pretended to be garnering support for talks on Kosovo and Metohija in the United Nations, and then overnight transferred the dialogue to under the auspices of the European Union" - a move Djuric believes Moscow "never forgot."
"The NATO enthusiast Jeremic also forgets that, during his regime in 2010, Serbia was absent from the Victory Day parade in Moscow marking the 65th anniversary of victory over fascism, which saw the participation of a large number of foreign soldiers, but not Serbian. I recall that the Serbian Guards marched on Red Square on the 70th anniversary, precisely because Jeremic and other ideologues of Russophobia in Serbia had been forever ousted from power," Djuric said.
He pointed out that nothing speaks more eloquently about the personal relationship between presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Vladimir Putin than the number of their meetings, and added that only a handful of world leaders have the door to the president of the Russian Federation always open to them, like Vucic has.
"Jeremic and his partisan friends, therefore, almost managed to spoil what cannot be spoiled - and that is the innate and sincere love between the Serbian and the Russian people and our two countries," Djuric said.
He added that "it speaks sufficiently to Jeremic's lies that during his time (in office) visiting NATO aircraft landed at the airport in Batajnica (near Belgrade) - while now, there are Russian MiG-29s there."
"I hope that in 2019, while taking breaks between the lies and deceits, Vuk Jeremic will finally find the time to answer to the Serbian public how much money, and for which services, he received from Qatar and from his sponsor, the controversial businessman Patrick Ho," concluded Djuric.