The New Geopolitics Research Network brings to your attention an interview with Darko Obradovic, Program Manager of the Center for Strategic Analysis, Serbia.
- On April 26, during a meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres, President Putin said that Russia recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed serparatist rebublics on the basis of the precedent of the Republic of Kosovo. Moreover, in recent years the Russian leadership has repeatedly used the tragedy in Srebrenitsa to justify its presence in the occupied areas of Donbass. Relevant statements have been repeatedly criticized by President Vucic. Whether such comparisons, made by the Russian leadership, affect public opinion in Serbia? Has the attitude towards Russia changed after February 24?
- Brussels is putting pressure on Belgrade in the issue of sanctions. Is the initiative regarding Kosovo’s application to join the Council of Europe part of this campaign? What is the future of the so-called Washington agreement between Belgrade and Pristina?
- Whether the Serbian government may adopt a strategy of neutrality to maintain cooperation with Russia and China, despite the threat of curtailment of financial assistance from the EU?