Serbia is angered by Ukraine’s position regarding Kosovo’s admission to the Council of Europe.

by Cristian Florescu

Dacic expressed his surprise in a rather unpleasant manner about Ukraine’s decision. He also mentioned that Serbia had condemned all violations of Ukraine’s territorial integrity in several resolutions and that its foreign policy is based on reciprocity.

“You know how hard we vote for every resolution condemning the violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity in every resolution…, but when it comes to our territorial integrity, they abstain,” Serbian news outlet Politika quotes the minister.

Dacic expressed his disappointment with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Greece for their decision to vote in favour, but extended his gratitude to those who voted against it, notably Cyprus, Spain, Romania, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. He also mentioned Hungary, which had previously recognized Kosovo’s independence but ultimately voted against its membership in the Council of Europe.

On April 24, Kosovo made an announcement that the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe had made a decision to refer its membership application to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The assembly now has the responsibility to prepare its report. The decision was supported by 33 committee members, out of a representation of 46 Council of Europe member countries. However, there were seven countries that voted against and five that abstained.

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