BELGRADE – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Tuesday that Serbia remained militarily neutral, but we needed NATO as ally, to protect and guard Serbian people in Kosovo-Metohija.

PHOTO: TANJUG / TANJA VALIC
PHOTO: TANJUG / TANJA VALIC

Answering to criticism concerning Serbia’s agreement with NATO which facilitates NATO movement on Serbian territory, coming from part of the right wing opposition, Vucic said the criticism was political hypocrisy of those who pretended to be protectors of Kosovo and the Serbs in Kosovo.

Vucic pointed out that the agreement had been signed during another government’s term, that it had then been ratified, and only now it had become a topic, out of political and not really patriotic reasons.

“The agreement has become a topic just now, and not when it was signed, as I am to meant to be the topic and target and not those who signed it,” Vucic told a press conference in Belgrade.

Vucic said that Serbia bore all the costs of the joint operations with NATO, and he did not think that the agreement was bad for Serbia, stressing that Serbia was a sovereign country that could make any decisionalways and at all times.