Contents tagged with Vucic

  • Serbian President: main part of Ukrainian counteroffensive will begin in coming days

    Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić believes that in the coming days Ukrainian troops will begin a new attack as part of the counteroffensive. He expects that "an attack on the Serbs" in Kosovo will happen at the same time.

    The President of Serbia noted that, in his opinion, the Ukrainians "have prepared dozens of brigades that will seriously break through the Russian defense lines."

    He stressed that when he says this, he does not cheer for Ukrainians, but expresses what he thinks. According …

  • Vucic admits Serbia could be supplying weapons to Ukraine

    Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic admitted that Serbia could possibly be sending weapons to Ukraine. Vucic blamed international intermediaries for these supplies and added that Belgrade has nothing to do with this.

    "If the ammunition is exported somewhere, it will end up in Syria, Mali, another country where there is a war. We adhere to all laws, we have not crossed anything, everything is pure as a tear, and, of course, neither Russia nor Ukraine has anything to do with this," Vucic said in …

  • Russia to give Serbia multimillion-euro loan

    Russian Deputy Finance Minister Yuriy Zubarev and Serbian Finance Minister Siniša Mali signed an agreement on providing the export credit to Belgrade, reports TASS news agency. The document was signed during the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Serbia.

    Earlier, the First Deputy Head of the Russian Government Office Sergei Prikhodko said that the total amount of the loan is €172.5 million. According to him, the agreement on the government loan will create conditions for Russia' …

  • Vucic: Serbia is not going to join NATO

    Serbia is not going to join the North Atlantic Alliance, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on March 24, speaking at the ceremony commemorating the victims of the NATO attack on Yugoslavia in 1999.

    “The Serbian people do not wish to join the North Atlantic Alliance. Military neutrality is a natural choice by the Serbian state,” he said, stressing that the Serbian people do not want NATO membership.

    Serbian protestors have been demanding the resignation of President Vučić, fair elections …

  • Putin promises Vucic $1.4 billion to help extend TurkStream pipeline through Serbia

    Russia is ready to invest $1.4 billion into Serbia’s economy in order to construct the TurkStream gas pipeline through the country, RBC news agency reports. 

    “We are ready to invest the necessary resources, which are approximately $ 1.4 billion,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference with his Serbian colleague, Aleksandar Vucic. Putin added that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has supported the idea to extend the pipeline to Europe. 

    Earlier, in an interview with …

  • Putin discusses risk of exporting Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine

    In a press conference after meeting with Serbian President Aleksander Vučić, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the risk of transiting Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine.

    According to Putin, the Russian delegation to the trilateral gas meeting in Brussels will bring up this issue.

    “The management of Gazprom will be in Brussels next week, and will discuss a number of collaboration matters. Incidentally, [they will also discuss] transit through Ukraine, taking into account the …

  • Putin plans to visit Serbia

    Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov’s said that the preparation of a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Serbia is underway, RIA Novosti. According to Peskov, the visit agenda is being prepared currently.

    On January 7th, Putin signed a decree awarding the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic with the Order of Alexander Nevsky. According to the Kremlin, the Serbian leader was awarded this award for “a great personal contribution to developing mutual cooperation” with Russia. …

  • Vucic: Serbia doesn’t want to be a part of NATO

    Serbia does not wish to join NATO. It wants to maintain its military neutrality, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    As TASS reports, the presidents of the two countries discussed the situation in the region, focusing on Serbia’s position regarding the North Atlantic alliance. According to Vucic, his country is “in good relations with all military alliances, including NATO, but Serbia has no desire, no wish to join NATO.”

    “Serbia …

  • Russia condemns deployment of Kosovo’s Special Forces to Serbian border

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called Kosovo’s “demonstrative invasion” to the north the region inhabited by Serbs as provocation. The purpose of this provocation is “to intimidate Kosovo Serbs and exert pressure on Serbia”, said Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Zakharova said that Russia condemns “the passive behavior of the International Forces for Kosovo (KFOR), which have not taken any action”. She noted that these forces must ensure …

  • Serbian President intends to discuss situation in Kosovo with Putin on October 2

    At a press conference, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said that he plans to discuss the situation in Kosovo at the coming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and ask for his support.  

    "Today, we have notified the ambassador of the Russian Federation, as well as the US ambassador and others of the situation. In two days, I will be meeting with President Putin. We will be speaking about important issues for Serbia, therefore the situation in Kosovo and Metohija will definitely be …