US Ambassador to Serbia Christopher Hill said Monday that Serbia needs to think about where its future lies and whether “this neutral position” of official Belgrade is stable in relation to Russia.
Hill told reporters in Belgrade that what happened in Ukraine “is a brutal attack on that country and the continued killing of civilians is completely unacceptable in this century.”
He added that such an event has not been seen since the end of World War II.
“We are all aware that the world has changed since February and that we all need to rethink where we are, what our position is and where we want to be in the future,” he said.
Asked what the priority should be (for Serbia) at the moment – imposing sanctions on Russia or normalizing relations with Kosovo, Hill replied that these are issues for the Serbian authorities.
“I think this is the question you should ask the representatives of your government, I represent the US government here and I am not here to give advice, so you should find the answers to these questions with the Serbian authorities,” Hill said.
Serbia has condemned the Russian occupation of Ukraine at the United Nations, while in the UN Committee on Human Rights voted for the exclusion of Russia from this international body, but has not imposed sanctions on it.