Serbia is an independent European state that was part of the former Yugoslavia. Its capital is Belgrade. It is an upper-middle-income economy. In the 1990s, Serbia went through a phase of political disorder, including the Kosovo War.
In spite of protests calling for the ouster of President Aleksandar Vucic that are likely backed by Western countries, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic tells RT’s SophieCo that his government remains strong and stable.
Even as journalists in the West claim to be under attack, they mock and deride their jailed colleague Julian Assange – and forget they applauded the US bombing of their colleagues in Serbia exactly 20 years ago.
Serbia will never be part of NATO, even if it is the only non-member European country, the country’s defense minister, Aleksandar Vulin, said during anniversary events of the 1999 NATO bombing of former Yugoslavia.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that falling ratings are making the opposition employ drastic measures, as protesters led by a nationalist figure and a tycoon surrounded his palace and police headquarters.
Scuffles broke out between opposition and riot police after protesters forced their way into the offices of a public broadcaster in Belgrade, demanding they be put on the air. Police resorted to force to evict the crowd.