BELGRADE – Serbia has no alternative to gas supplies from Russia and the current prices Russia has put forward for it are the best offer Serbia has, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday.

On Tuesday, Vucic presented his cabinet’s program to parliament, while on Wednesday lawmakers discussed his proposals.

“Where to import the gas from, if not from Russia? We can import it only from Russia, and every other alternative I have heard of was just empty talk…. We now have the best possible price from Russia — $118 per thousand cubic meters of gas,” Vucic, whose government was endorsed by the Serbian parliament on Thursday, told lawmakers.

Vucic told the assembled lawmakers that alternative gas delivery routes to Serbia were discussed during his recent visit to the United States, as well as at meetings with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and during meetings with European Commissioner for Energy Maros Sefcovic, but all of the alternatives would be more expensive than Russian gas.