15.06.2015

Serbia will not introduce sanctions against Russia

Serbia will preserve its neutral position in the conflict between the EU and the Russian Federation and will not introduce sanctions against Russia, as no sanctions can lead to resolving a crisis, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said at a meeting with Aleksey Pushkov, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee.

BELGRADE - Serbia will preserve its neutral position in the conflict between the European Union (EU) and the Russian Federation and will not introduce sanctions against Russia, as no sanctions can lead to resolving a crisis, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said at a meeting with Aleksey Pushkov, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee.

Nikolic voiced hope the EU and Russia will soon overcome their disagreements and go back to the relations as they were before the Ukraine crisis.

Pushkov said he submitted a proposal to the Serbian parliament and the Russian State Duma to set up a joint inter-parliamentary commission. He noted it is necessary to raise the inter-parliamentary ties between Serbia and Russia to a higher level, because of exceptional closeness between the two countries and the importance Serbia has for Russia.

The Russian Federation has so far established such commissions with four countries only: China, Italy, France and India, Pushkov pointed out.