ER Editor: This topic was also picked up by Sputnik News. Serbia of course is hated by the western deep state for refusing to sever ties with Russia. As Yugoslavia, it famously got bombed by NATO quite illegally for 70+ days back in 1999. Newly-created Kosovo was the territory taken from it with deep state approval. Yet the Donbass and other regions aren’t allowed to leave Ukraine, even when local populations voted for this, a right guaranteed under international law.
As many commentators have noted, economic sanctions are the only tool left to the West, which deploys them regardless of the damage inflicted, even at home. The EU is at it again. See this from Politico.eu —
EU targets Central Asia in drive to stop sanctioned goods reaching Russia
Central Asian countries such as Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are the most likely first targets of a radical new EU proposal to stop Russia busting sanctions by importing the high-tech components required to wage war through its neighbors.
The EU is moving toward its 11th package of sanctions against Russia to try to sap President Vladimir Putin’s military machine and, for the first time, its proposal will include counter-measures against countries helping Moscow dodge Brussels’ trade embargo. China and Turkey are the nations most often credited with throwing Russia an economic lifeline — but EU diplomats cautioned that Ankara and Beijing were not their immediate targets, and that measures against such significant geostrategic trade partners risked backfiring.
Instead, three EU diplomats said the hope was that the EU’s impending proposals on sanctions circumvention would encourage Central Asian states to fall into line.
As if. More self-inflicted nonsense by the EU, while the rest of the (BRICS) world gets on with business.
See this we published on April 26 —
EU smacks Syria, Iran with new sanctions
Serbian president reveals what West wants him to do
Aleksandar Vucic said any Western representative who comes to visit starts by demanding that Belgrade slap sanctions on Moscow
The West is not giving up on steamrolling Serbia into imposing sanctions on Russia, the country’s president, Aleksandar Vucic, has revealed. However, he said Belgrade has so far been able to resist the pressure.
Speaking to Serbia’s Happy TV channel on Monday, Vucic said that “whoever comes [to Belgrade feels their] first obligation is to explain to me that I am a jerk who did not introduce sanctions.”
The Serbian head of state acknowledged that he had already gotten used to constant “pressure [and] ultimatums” from Western representatives.
Last month, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee slammed Serbia for its failure to join the EU sanctions against Russia, and urged Belgrade to shut down Russian “disinformation” outlets, including RT Balkans.
The US State Department also called for a ban on the media outlet, which began broadcasting in November 2022.
Speaking in mid-March, President Vucic reiterated that his government’s “position is to not impose sanctions” on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine. He made it clear that this could be changed only in “circumstances when there is no way out.”
His remark came in response to calls made earlier that month by the country’s Economy Minister Rade Basta on social media. Basta argued that Belgrade should impose punitive measures because Western pressure was becoming unbearable.
The minister quickly came under fire from within his own party for his comments.
Serbia has resisted pressure from the EU and the US to sanction Russia, citing, among other things, the apparent discrepancy between Western demands that Belgrade recognize the independence of the breakaway province of Kosovo and their simultaneous insistence on Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Featured image, Aleksandar Vucic: https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2023&mm=04&dd=27&nav_id=115867
The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)
Comment Policy: As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. This also applies to trolling, the use of more than one alias, or just intentional mischief. Enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of this websites administrators. Repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without prior warning.
Disclaimer: TLB websites contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, health, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner.
Disclaimer: The information and opinions shared are for informational purposes only including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are not intended as medical advice or instruction. Nothing mentioned is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Leave a Reply