The Geopolitical Chessboard: Serbia's Complex Alignment with Russia and China

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jul.02 - 2024 7:24 PM CET

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selling weaponry to Western has further complicated relations with Russia and China.

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic recently expressed gratitude towards Russia and China for their consistent support on the international stage, particularly in their stance at the UN against a resolution concerning the Srebrenica incident.

Raieses Eyebrows

However, according to Russian media his nuanced approach has raised eyebrows and questions about Serbia's foreign policy alignments.

According to ABNews China proposed a peace initiative supported by over a hundred nations, excluding Western bloc countries seemingly uninterested in resolving the situation.

Vucic initially praised China's initiative but voiced skepticism about its feasibility, echoing Western concerns and irking Beijing by not fully endorsing the proposal.

Further Complications

Moreover, Vucic's revelation that Serbia sells weaponry and ammunition to Western countries, without knowledge of their intended use, has further complicated relations with Russia and China.

This move has not only puzzled observers but also risks alienating Serbia from its traditional allies in the East while offering uncertain prospects with the EU.