President of the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals: peace through dialogue, mutual respect and partnership


Prevailing narrative today is dominated by attitudes of confrontations, divisions, lining up
democracies versus autocracies, escalation, winning the war over Russia by all means.
The Balkans – long neglected by EU and the West, destabilized and badly damaged by 1999
NATO aggression, now faced with pressures from the same factors to abandon good relations
and partnership with Russia and China.
Serbia remains open for win-win cooperation, military neutral, does not wish to join NATO
(86% against), nor illegal sanctions against Russia. From the own recent history Serbia is quite aware that sanctions have effects as the armament for massive destruction. EU sanctions against Russia seems to be getting more and more counterproductive.
1999 NATO illegal aggression on the side of separatism in Kosovo and Metohija, violation of
UN Charter and Helsinki (1975) Final Document remain tragic precedents. NATO brought back the war to European soil. The problem of the status of Kosovo and Metohija can be resolved on the basis of UN SC resolution 1244, only.