Vučić interview for Russian media: A good friend is known in difficult days



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“Serbia will be in a more difficult position due to the death of the oppositionist Navalny”, President Aleksandar Vučić declared in an interview with the Russian public media, TASS.

In his interview, the Serbian president appeared triumphant when he declared that he opposed the West and did not sanction Russia.

However, Vučić said that he still does not know how long he will withstand the pressure of the USA and the EU.

“In Serbian and Russian, as well as in all Anglo-Saxon or German languages, there is a proverb that says: a good friend is known on difficult days. It’s easy to be a friend in good times. To remain a friend, to be honest when it’s difficult, precisely in such moments, shows your true face”, said Vučić.

Vučić brings to attention the fact that Serbia temporarily suspended military and police exercises with all foreign partners, specifically with Russia, after actually having conducted several maneuvers with NATO. He also commented on the developments at the Security Conference in Munich, saying that “peace has become an unwanted word for the whole world”. Vučić warned that a new architecture of world politics is coming and that there will be many changes. Serbia’s behavior recently has been in the Kremlin’s orbit. Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, expressed surprise at Vučić’s statement that Serbia will be in a more difficult position due to the death of oppositionist Navalny.

Meanwhile, the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, intervened in this topic. He accuses NATO of trying to expand to the east by pressuring Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina to join the alliance.

“Along the borders of Russia and Belarus, there are about 32 thousand NATO soldiers, more than 1 thousand armored vehicles, 235 planes and helicopters, so the stories about the possible outbreak of the Third World War are not without basis,” said Lukashenko, among other things.