Ambassador Botan-Kharchenko said that the Russian military base in Serbia is a sovereign matter for Belgrade.
The Russian Ambassador to Serbia told SM News that a new Russian military base will soon be established in the Serbian province of Vojvodina.
The Russian diplomat stressed that the joint deployment of the bases in Serbia was a sovereign matter for this country. However, he also made it clear that this was a matter of Russia itself. “As for the joint humanitarian center, it exists and operates for crisis response in the event of a humanitarian catastrophe,” he added.
Ambassador Botan-Kharchenko also noted that Serbia is a friendly country and that Belgrade “fundamentally rejects sanctions against Russia.” Amidst all this, the ambassador also stressed that Russia ensures energy stability in Serbia. Moreover, military-technical cooperation is mutually beneficial, which creates favorable conditions for the quality of what’s being offered.
Last month, Serjoshen interior minister Alexander Vulin had a strong message when he announced that his government would not enter into conflict with Russia. He also advised western colleagues to apologize for “hostilities” towards Serbia and advised them to enter into peace talks.