Today, asked by the regional media whether he expected to receive criticism at the European Union-Western Balkans Summit in Brussels for failing to impose sanctions on Russia, the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić stated that he has prepared an answer to such criticism, and said that Serbia is sitting on its own chair.

“Whether they expect it or not, they will get an answer,” said Vučić, answering a question from a journalist from Croatia, who asked him for his take on the fact that the Prime Minister and President of Croatia had stated earlier that Serbia could no longer sit on both chairs, reported Tanjug.

“Serbia is sitting on its own chair, and the policy of Serbia will not be led by your Prime Minister and your President, but by the citizens of Serbia via their leadership. But, I do congratulate them on being so eager to lead Serbia’s policy. That goes to show how significant Serbia is, and I wish them the all the best.”

Asked to comment on the fact that the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said earlier that he expected Serbia to recognize Kosovo, Vučić quickly said:
“I told him too that we expect no such thing.”

Before the start of the meeting between the leaders of the European Union and the Western Balkans, the President of Serbia briefly met with the President of France Emmanuel Macron.

“A warm and friendly meeting with the President of France Emmanuel Macron before the start of the summit in Brussels,” Vučić posted on his Instagram account, along with a photograph of himself with Macron.