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Vucic thinks about the purchase of oil from Venezuela and Iraq

Vucic thinks about the purchase of oil from Venezuela and Iraq

Serbia is highly dependent on Russian energy, but is able to find an alternative to them, Vučić said. Earlier, he said that due to EU sanctions, Belgrade will not be able to import Russian oil from November.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić told Reuters that the country is able to find an alternative to Russian energy sources in order to solve the supply shortages that are expected in the coming months.

According to Vučić, official Belgrade is looking for sources “everywhere it can.” “We will take Iraqi [oil]… I will try to negotiate with Venezuela as well. We are ready to take [energy] from anywhere. We are not picky,” he said.


Serbia also plans to buy gas from Azerbaijan in 2023 and has increased the amount of gas in storage to the highest level, the president added. According to him, now there is accumulated gas for 60 days – 607 million cubic meters. m.