Terzic: Russia to increase soft power in Balkans

Serbia’s Ambassador to Russia, Slavenko Terzic said on Monday that Serbia did not intend to join in the anti-Russian sanctions.

“Our position is principled and consistent. Serbia is neither getting ready to, nor is it ready to support the EU’s sanctions against Russia,” Terzic said in Moscow.

The TASS agency reported that Terzic also suggested that Russia should consider ways to make its presence in the Balkans “more organized – especially in the cultural and scientific sense.” 

“We effectively don’t see Russia’s soft power in the Balkans,” the diplomat said and added: ““It seems to me that Russia should also think how it can be present in the Balkans, may be in a more organized manner, especially in cultural and scientific terms”. He also noted that, on the other hand, a strong influence of the U.S. media companies, and of the Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, was currently felt in the region.

(B92, InSerbia, 21.11.2016)

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2016&mm=11&dd=21&nav_id=99746

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