The Chair of the Executive Committee of Regional Academy for Democratic Development, Balsa Bozovic, said that the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and Russia’s latest moves, as well as the reaction of the European Union and Western democracies, put Serbia in front of the choice of whether to harmonize its foreign policy with EU, or to again pretend to be neutral under various naive excuses and thus show again and again that it is not a reliable partner of the European Union.
He said that the eyes of Western democracies are currently focused on Serbia and that in such crisis and situations it can be seen which countries are credible and reliable partners and can be counted on, and which are building a policy of distrust towards EU as their largest economic and political partner due to the wrong policy.
Bozovic concluded that this choice should not be made upon whether someone loves Russia or not, and that emotions towards Russia should not be questioned. However, he reminded that Serbia must be aware that it has its own policy and priorities, while Russia has its own and that things in that sense should be clean. If Serbia loves itself, it will do what is in its interest in foreign policy, and that is to support its partners in the European Union. Bozovic also warned that the countries of the region have already declared themselves about this situation, while Serbia is again late to do so.