BELGRADE – The Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and the Dveri Movement set up an opposition patriotic block on Monday which opposes Serbia’s EU and NATO membership and advocates economic patriotism, intensification of cooperation with Russia and defence of the Serbian Constitution.

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At the first joint news conference in the DSS headquarters, DSS leader Sanda Raskovic Ivic and Dveri Movement head Bosko Obradovic noted that Kosovo is part of Serbia and Crimea belongs in Russia, and that the government should recognise Russia and its constitutional boundaries.

Noting that Serbia and the fight against current government are the most important points for the national bloc, DSS leader Sanda Raskovic Ivic said that the patriotic bloc is ready to discuss cooperation with leader of the Serbian Radical Party Vojislav Seselj, but only after they see the course his policy would take.

She said that the patriotic bloc, which also has certain prominent intellectuals as its members, is determined in its opposition to the country’s EU and NATO membership and advocates strengthening of economic and political cooperation with Russia.

Speaking about Kosovo-Metohija, Raskovic Ivic said that the Serbian Constitution represents the last line of defence from the country’s disintegration.

Noting that the Serbian government is leading the country to a demagogical, economic and social failure, Dveri leader Bosko Obradovic said that cooperation of the opposition and foundation of the patriotic bloc represent an important moment in Serbia’s history.

It is time for patriotic forces to unite and change the government in Serbia, Obradovic said and noted that there is no opposition in the Serbian parliament and that the true opposition is outside the National Assembly. He also called on all Serbian patriots to join the patriotic bloc.