The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, stated that Serbia suffers a lot because of the non-imposition of sanctions on Russia, and that life would be ten times better if it did, but that it will not, because it pursues an independent policy.
He said that it is easy for many politicians to say that they are against the introduction of sanctions against Russia.
“My aunt is also against and my father is against it, so what does that have to do with running the country ,” Vucic said on Prva TV.
He explained that Serbia currently has no access to the capital market, that loans are more expensive and that a seven percent interest rate loan is now being offered, as he noted at the time of “those who robbed the country”, and that refinancing loans is difficult. which will ultimately affect salaries and pensions.
“Everyone will say Vučić announces the introduction of sanctions. No, we will fight as long as we can to keep our policy and we are pursuing that policy not because we have something from not imposing sanctions. Since I will listen to experts that it is because of the price of gas, and that is a billion, while we are losing billions on this, let me not talk about the smaller arrival of direct investments, and that seven American producers and actors refused to come to make films because we did not impose sanctions on Russia , “Vucic said.
He reiterated that Serbia knows how unfair the sanctions are and that Serbia is doing all this out of respect for rights, but also said that the people should know that the state is losing a lot due to not imposing sanctions on Russia.
Why don’t they bomb Russia like we did in 1999?
Vučić asked the international community why they are not bombing Russia now, as they bombed Serbia in 1999, stating that they claim that the current events in Ukraine are “unprecedented on European soil”.
The President of Serbia said that he expected a “normal” price from the new negotiations with Russia on gas.
“I expect a normal gas price from Russia, it is important that we have gas, we have a Russian company that runs the Serbian oil industry. We can import oil only through the Croatian Janaf “, said Vučić.
He added that he had received a promise from Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov that Bulgaria would not cause problems with gas transit to Serbia, BizLife reports.