Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko stressed that the majority of Serbia’s population supports Russia, and that Ukraine cannot pull Serbia to its side.
“Zelensky met with the president of Serbia. Serbia is an ally of Russia. We will not be able to pull Serbia to our side. And this is not because we are very bad, but because the population of Serbia supports Russia in an incredible majority. Should we meet then? Yes, of course. Should we compromise our principles? No. “Ukraine should recognize the independence of Kosovo,” he wrote about the meeting between Zelensky and Vučić, which took place in Athens, Greece.
Ukraine’s ambassador to Serbia also spoke about Serbia’s disingenuous reporting toward Ukraine.
Volodymyr Tolkac mentioned the help Serbia is offering Russia to kill Ukrainians as part of its aggression that began last February.
“Information appears in the Serbian press about Serbian private companies helping the Russian aggressor to evade sanctions by supplying parts for missiles and drones that kill Ukrainians. Therefore, we once again call on the EU candidate country Serbia to change its foreign policy, especially with regard to the aggression of the Russian Federation towards the other candidate country, Ukraine. This policy is in line with the position of the common European family. “I am convinced that any practical step taken by the Serbian side to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression will be a strong argument for the protection of Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Tolkac said.
The brotherhood between Serbs and Russians was also shown by a huge billboard in the middle of Moscow in front of Rossiya Segodnya, Russia’s state media conglomerate.
Meanwhile, Zelensky’s meeting with Vučić was overshadowed by numerous reports about the delivery of weapons from Serbia to Russia, which are then used to kill Ukrainian civilians.