OREANDA-NEWS. First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic underlined that he did not understand the statement made by the high official of Germany's Federal Foreign Office Michael Roth, who said that if Serbia was determined to form part of the European Union, and not of Russia, Germany would support it in this direction.

"Serbia and Russia have been traditional friends, but when has Serbia declared the intention of being a part of Russia? What kind of vulgarization of Serbia's foreign policy is this?

For Serbia, aligning with the EU sanctions against Russia is not a matter of the simple process of harmonizing our foreign policy with the EU, this a vital issue for us, because Russia is a country that opposes the recognition of "Kosovo's" independence in the United Nations, while the Western countries, irrespective of the Brussels dialogue, are doing everything in their power to make everyone else recognize Kosovo."