Jaksic: Vucic is to blame – there is no trust in Putin or the West – Politics

The meeting between Aleksandar Vučić and Vladimir Putin, on November 25, in Moscow, will be marked by the same atmosphere, regardless of the new circumstances regarding the critical attitude of the United States towards the rule of the Serbian president, Boško Jakšić, a foreign policy analyst, told Danas.

At today’s meeting between the President of Serbia and the Ambassador of Russia to SerbiaAccording to Andrić’s wreath, Vučić emphasized the importance of his upcoming visit to Moscow, given the reputation and influence of the Russian Federation and President Putin on the world political scene, as well as in world economic trends.

Russian Ambassador Bocan-Kharchenko said, he said in a statement, that he was convinced that this visit would be successful, as well as all previous ones, given the friendly relations and good cooperation between the two countries.

It was assessed that the forthcoming visit continues the exceptional political dialogue between Serbia and Russia, which is becoming more and more intense from year to year, and that it “represents an expression of mutual desire for all-round progress in cooperation between the two countries.”

Vučić assessed that the Russian president “understands the position of Serbia and reiterated his gratitude for the support on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, that is, the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia.”

Photo: FoNet / Božana Pavlica

– The result of the meeting of the two presidents will be presented through a distinct degree of Vučić’s cordiality towards Putin, in front of TV cameras, as well as through the repetition of all those phrases that Russia is always there to defend Serbia’s interests, first of all, towards Kosovo, and so on. that nothing will change in relation to previous meetings, and that is that Putin does not trust Vučić – says Boško Jakšić.

As he adds, Vučić is to blame himself because he put himself in a situation where he does not enjoy trust in either the West or the East.

– The seesaw of that distrust is what reflects his relationships in continuity. Within the framework of that distrust, it also determines certain steps. Russia will not complain too much about Serbia, in the end, Serbia is not too much of Moscow’s strategic interest. But, of course, he does not want to lose the foothold he has only thanks to the Kosovo crisis. Vučić will use this through statements, I have my brother and friend Putin with me, the opposition can bite its nails while watching how I have meetings with world leaders again, but in essence, one “status quo” will remain – our interlocutor believes.

According to him, what will satisfy Putin is the fact that Russia has a strong influence on one country that is a candidate for EU membership.

– Moscow will be satisfied because it can save it. Eventually, he will reward Vučić with a favorable price for gas. The entire visit will not have a special significance, considering all the turbulence in the region – our interlocutor concludes.

Recall Serbia has not received an invitation to participate in the Summit for Democracies hosted by the American president.

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At the same time, A group of US congressmen asked US President Joseph Biden to consider imposing sanctions on those destabilizing the Western Balkans and accusing Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic of deepening corruption and putting pressure on the media.

The congressmen called on Biden to consider using Executive Order 14033, where possible, to block the property and ban people who contribute to destabilizing the situation in the Western Balkans from entering the United States, in order to achieve a more transparent and accountable government in Serbia that respects democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

“As you stated at the end of your visit to Belgrade in 2016, ‘nations are stronger when the voice of many is heard.’ Unfortunately, media freedom in Serbia has reached a new low. As Reporters Without Borders notes: “Serbia is a country where journalists are exposed to almost daily attacks that are increasingly coming from the ruling elite and pro-government media.” It is also clear that the pro-government media are making progress and are in a mutually beneficial relationship with the government, “the document reads.


Source: Dnevni list Danas by www.danas.rs.

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