Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovich said that Belgrade would not act against Moscow against the backdrop of a special operation. He made this statement during a press conference following talks with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.
The head of the department stressed that from the first day of the Ukrainian crisis, his country clearly outlined its position and condemned Russia’s actions, and also made it clear that it adheres to the basic principle of international law and relations, namely, respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all internationally recognized countries – members of the UN.
At the same time, the head of the Serbian Foreign Ministry added that the conflict of countries is a “war between brothers”, and noted that Serbs share common roots, culture and spirituality with Russians and Ukrainians.
“But one should not expect that Serbia will act against someone who respects its territorial integrity, who in the UN system protects it from attacks on this territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Selakovic concluded.
Earlier, Serbian Interior Minister Alexander Vulin spoke about the role of Russia in resolving national issues. He noted that since the 19th century, Serbia has been solving national issues together with Russia.