MOSCOW, October 3 (RIA Novosti) - Serbia has made it very clear that it will not join the European Union’s sanctions against Russia, Serbian Ambassador to Russia Slavenko Terzić said on Friday.
“We do not want to join the sanctions against Russia . . . At this point, the Serbian leadership has clearly and precisely stated that we will never join sanctions again Russia,” Terzić told reporters.
According to the ambassador, sanctions are “anachronistic political means” and “cannot resolve political issues”. He noted that European countries may suffer from the bans themselves, as the countries' economies are closely linked.
The European Union has imposed several rounds of sanctions against Russia’s largest banks, energy and defense companies, as well as certain individuals, over Moscow’s alleged meddling in the Ukrainian conflict.
In August, Moscow was forced to respond with a one-year ban on certain food imports from the countries that had previously imposed sanctions against Russia.