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New Serbian Government to Continue Opposing Anti-Russian Sanctions

© REUTERS / Marko DjuricaSerbia's Prime Minister designate Ana Brnabic speaks during a parliament session in Belgrade, Serbia June 28, 2017
Serbia's Prime Minister designate Ana Brnabic speaks during a parliament session in Belgrade, Serbia June 28, 2017 - Sputnik International
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that the new government of Serbia will continue to oppose Western sanctions against Russia.

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BELGRADE (Sputnik) — The new government of Serbia will continue the policy of the previous one and will not support Western sanctions against Russia, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told Sputnik on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Brnabic held the first meeting of the Serbian government as its full-fledged chairman after being elected by the members of the country's parliament on Thursday.

"I clearly said that this government will be a successive, which means that we will not impose sanctions on Russia. We will try to pursue a balanced foreign policy. The European Union has been and remains our strategic priority," Brnabic said.

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Earlier, when nominating the new composition and the government program for the approval of the parliament, she stated that Serbia would continue the policy of building the best relations with Russia, its leadership and people.

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said last Thursday that the country would continue to strengthen friendly relations with Russia, being thankful for its support in the issue of Kosovo, which unilaterally proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008 and is recognized by over 100 UN member states. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo’s independence.

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