At a meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden in Belgrade, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić said his country would not impose sanctions against Russia, according to the website of the presidential administration of Serbia.

 

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“We cannot impose sanctions on Russia, if it implies compliance with foreign EU policy,” Nikolić said.

 

“We are connected with Russia and the US, where numerous Serbian community resides,” he added.

 

Nikolić also stated that although there is no “better option for the Serbian citizens than the way to the European Union,” he is not prepared to sign an agreement with the self-declared Republic of Kosovo.

 

Biden noted that “the US does not expect Serbia to make a choice between it and Russia”. He also added that the US supports Serbia on its path towards European integration.