Serbia wants to recognize the Crimea as part of the Russian Federation

Serbian Parliament Deputy Alexander Šešelj informed Russian newspaper Izvestia that his country's politicians wanted to officially recognize the Crimea as Russian.

The Serbian Radical Party drafted a statement for the forthcoming meeting of the National Assembly of the Serbian Parliament that intends to emphasize the difference between the "reunification" of the Crimea with Russia and the violent secession of Kosovo.

"Belgrade cannot expect Moscow to support the disputed territorial issues unless it itself recognizes the territorial integrity of Russia." "Therefore, our party calls on the Government to resolve this issue as soon as possible and to recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia," Šešelj emphasized.

The edition also reported, citing sources in the Serbian Government, that it would not be easy for Belgrade to decide on the Crimean question because of the problem of Kosovo and Serbia's intention to join the European Union.

Earlier, Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić stated that Belgrade would never support EU sanctions against Russia.

  Crimea, Serbia, Russia, Kosovo