Serbia Says It Was Blackmailed Over UN Vote

Serbia Says It Was Blackmailed Over UN Vote

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Serbia says it was blackmailed over UN vote

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said that his country has been pressured under the threat of sanctions to back Russia’s suspension from the UN Human Rights Council.

“Our initial decision was to abstain, but then we were subjected to countless and difficult pressure,” Vucic told RTS TV. “They said – do you know that a decision is being made whether Serbia will be exempted from the package of sanctions on [Russian] oil, and whether it will be able to import oil after May 15?”

Belgrade has close historical ties with Moscow but joined other Western nations this week in a vote against Russia in response to its ongoing military campaign in Ukraine.

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