Moscow, February 13, 2023, 22:40 — REGNUM The goal of the United States and the European Union in relation to Serbia is to break the political will of the country’s leadership and force them to join the anti-Russian sanctions. This is stated in the message of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharovawhich was published on the website of the diplomatic department on February 13.
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According to Maria Zakharova, “Washington and Brussels are going out of their way to draw Serbia into their “anti-Russian front”.
The diplomat noted the pressure on Serbia from the US and the EU, the pressure of the collective West. The theses that allegedly Moscow is putting pressure on Belgrade are speculations.
“There is no need to unsubstantiately project the Western style of arm-twisting, which is alien to us, onto our interaction with Serbia. If in some areas the Serbian partners have obligations that they have not yet fulfilled, then we believe it is a matter of time and their choice.”– says the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
She stressed that in any case, Russia’s attitude towards Serbia remains unchanged and “are not subject to corrosion – no matter how dramatically circumstances in international affairs change”.
“We give Serbian partners a shoulder when it is necessary to repel the crafty and aggressive approaches of the Westerners, who are trying to replace the subject of settlement with false compromises”– summed up Maria Zakharova.
As reported IA REGNUM, mutual trust has long been established between Russia and Serbia, and this remains unchanged. This was stated by the Russian Ambassador in Belgrade Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko.