MOSCOW – Belgrade’s commitment to EU membership is not considered an obstacle for strengthening of ties with Russia and Serbia can continue to count on Moscow’s support in the protection of its sovereignty when it comes to Kosovo, official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexander Lukashevich stated on Wednesday.
When asked in an interview for Sputnik news portal about the quality of cooperation between Moscow and Belgrade on the international scene, Lukashevich replied that the cooperation is being conducted successfully and that Belgrade’s commitment to EU membership is not regarded as an obstacle to strengthening of ties with Russia and coordination of stands on current global and European problems. Lukashevich noted that Serbia did not join anti-Russian sanctions by the EU and has an abstentious stand on events in Ukraine.
Special attention in the Russian-Serbia dialogue is being attached to the support to peace and stability in the Balkan region, primarily in the context of regulation of the Kosovo issue. Serbia can still fully count on Russia’s support to protection of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity when it comes to Kosovo, Lukashevich said.