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The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic

Aleksandar Vucic - Serbian lawyer and politician. Aleksandar Vucic was born on March 5, 1970 in Belgrade.

told the American news agency "Bloomberg" that he was grateful to Moscow for its support in connection with Kosovo, but did not support Russia's invasion of Ukraine, reported the Serbian newsroom of En1, quoted by BTA.

"We have said from the beginning that we have no opportunity and cannot support Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

For us, Crimea is Ukraine, just as Donbas is Ukraine, and it will be like that," said Vucic.

The Serbian president emphasized that he is grateful to Russia for its support in relation to Kosovo, and this is the reason why Serbia cannot join the economic sanctions against Moscow.

"We've been sanctioned for almost ten years, eight years to be exact, and we don't believe this is the solution," Vucic said.

Serbia is distinguished in Europe by its position towards Russia, Bloomberg reminds, and the national airline Air Serbia (Air Serbia) has not interrupted direct flights to Russia, which has led to the arrival of many Russians in Belgrade since the beginning of the invasion.

Regarding the Kosovo issue, Vucic commented that it is much more realistic to move forward with small steps instead of expecting a big and quick agreement that would include the recognition of Kosovo by Serbia.

Vucic warned: The situation in the Balkans is getting complicated

"We need to change the situation in the region with small steps, build trust between the two countries and then see how we can do the rest.

We shouldn't dream about something we all know won't happen," the Serbian president concluded.

He expressed his confidence that the citizens of Serbia, if and when there is a referendum, will vote for the country's accession to the European Union.

"I know that the EU is our way.

There are no other ways," said Vucic.

Alexander Vucic