Some UN members supported Kiev, but “seriously violated” Serbia’s sovereignty, says president
Western countries have failed to explain why they have different views on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Serbia, arguing that they support Kiev in the war against Russia, but endorse the independence of Ukraine. Kosovo, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday.
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Serbian leader stated that his state respects the territorial integrity of all countries, including Ukraine, and many describe hostility. between Moscow and Kiev is “first conflict on European soil since World War II.“
However, he said that the truth about the violation of the territorial integrity of Serbia “continuously unspoken. “
“We ask for a clear answer to the question I have been asking … for many years – what is the difference between the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Serbia, which is serious violation,” said Vucic, referring to the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
According to Vucic, Serbia”never [set] Foot“On anyone’s territory, but this”did not stop the 19 richest NATO countries from attacking a sovereign country without a decision of the UN Security Council. “
He also said that while NATO is committed to respecting Serbia’s territorial integrity, that has not stopped many Western countries from unilaterally recognizing the breakaway province of Kosovo in 2008.
Earlier on Tuesday, the President of Serbia warned that the world was getting closer to a global war, adding that “The UN has been weakened“Given that the great powers”has practically destroyed the order of the United Nations for decades. “
NATO occupied Kosovo in 1999, following a 78-day bombing campaign against then Yugoslavia. The province declared its independence in 2008 with Western support. While the US and most of its allies have recognized it, many other countries, including Russia and China, have not.
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