Despite suffering “enormous damage,” Belgrade will fight to maintain its policy of not joining the drastic international sanctions introduced against Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said.
“We’ve lasted eighty days” without restricting Russia and “the price we pay is huge,” Vucic told local broadcaster Prva on Sunday. Serbia lacks access to the capital market and can’t service its foreign loans, which affects the well-being of the population, he complained.
“They say: ‘Vucic is announcing the introduction of Russian sanctions.’ No, we will fight as long as we can. We suffered enormous damage, but we aren’t looking for ‘a thank you’,” the president insisted.