The Minister of foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic has described as “reciprocity” failure personally to receive the Ambassador of Ukraine in Belgrade, Alexander Alexandrovich: head of the foreign Ministry, during the tenure of his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin never received the Serbian Ambassador in Kiev. About it writes portal B92.
21 November 2017, the Serbian newspaper published the interview with Alexandrovich. In it, the diplomat noted that relations between Kiev and Belgrade was fine until, while Serbia voted in the UN “against Ukraine”, that is, against the resolution of the General Assembly of the organization of human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
“What happened? You should ask Dacic, I can’t ask him,” – said Fursenko, explaining that waiting for an audience with the foreign Minister of Serbia for 14 months.
Commenting on the statement of a diplomat, Dacic said Klimkin in nearly four years allegedly never received the Ambassador of Serbia, while in Belgrade with the Ukrainian representative visited.
“How they behave with us and we will do with them,” – said the Minister.
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The statement of the Serbian foreign Ministry, published on its website, States that A. “constantly and from the beginning of his mandate in Serbia gives undiplomatic and unacceptable assessment of the foreign policy of Serbia and its officials”.
As noted in the Ministry, reduction of contacts at the working level – “one of the conventional measures in diplomatic practice, when the foreign representatives beyond the Vienna Convention”.
“Accordingly, this year the Ambassador of Ukraine was adopted at the foreign Ministry at the level of assistant and Deputy assistant Minister”, – said in a statement.
In Belgrade did not explain the reasons for voting against the UN General Assembly resolution on Crimea, however, blamed Kiev that the Ukrainian delegation left the hall during the voting on Kosovo’s membership in UNESCO in 2015, “directly contrary to the vital interests of Serbia”.
Earlier in November 2017 A. in a media interview, said that Serbia is not doing enough efforts to discourage its citizens ‘ participation in the conflict in the Donbass on the party of fighters. He also claimed that Russia is using Serbia to ignite a war in the Balkans and destroy Europe.
In response to these statements Alexandrovich, some Serbian politicians urged Belgrade to declare the Ukrainian Ambassador persona non grata.
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