Pressure on Belgrade to impose sanctions against Moscow will intensify after the West realizes Russia’s superiority on the battlefield. This opinion was expressed by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on the air of the RTS television channel.
After the start of the military operation, Serbia did not impose sanctions against Russia.
According to Vučić, the international community in late August — early September will insist that Serbia impose anti-Russian sanctions. “We will do our best to continue to pursue the policy that we are pursuing,” the president said.
Vučić expects more sanctions to be imposed on Russia as hopes of a quick victory for Ukraine with Western weapons have «completely failed» and therefore the West will try to force Serbia to join the restrictions.
In early August, Vučić said that Western countries would not be able to defeat Russia on the battlefield. He then added that the most optimal option for completing the Russian military operation is a truce.
According to Vučić, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has entered the stage of a struggle of attrition, and Belgrade is closely following peace initiatives that can stabilize the global economy.