Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he intends to continue the policy of not imposing sanctions on Russia, despite what he said is great pressure from the West.

In an interview with the general director of the Russian state news agency TASS, Andrei Kondrasov, Vucic said that he will try to defend his position on the issue of sanctions against Russia in the future.

“My answer will be the same, that we will try to defend our position as much as possible. We’ve been doing this for two years. I don’t know how long we will be able to continue this, but I hope so,” said Vucic.

The Serbian president said that the decision not to impose sanctions was made in the interest of the country and based on the experience of the Serbian people from similar sanctions imposed on them in the past. “We decided to condemn the conflict, as everyone did, but not to impose sanctions. We know what it’s like when sanctions are imposed on you, and it would be unfair to treat the friendly Russian people like this,” stressed Aleksandar Vucic.

He reminded that Serbia is the only European country that did not impose sanctions, describing the attitude as “honest” she used the popular saying: “The good friend in difficulties is seen».

Vucic wished the “fraternal Russian people” stability and success in the upcoming presidential elections. “I wish you success and I hope that we will have the opportunity to meet more often and more easily than in the previous two years,” the Serbian president said at the end of his interview with TASS.