“Former Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac says Serbia is ‘the only country in the region that is not ready to accept the reality of membership in NATO.’

‘You saw what (Macedonian) Prime Minister Zaev said, an agreement between Macedonia and Greece is almost there, and they expect an invitation for NATO, and almost all other countries are already in NATO or going there,’ the leader of the opposition DS said during a security conference held in Montenegro, Beta reported, quoting the party.

‘So, we are surrounded by NATO countries, and Serbia is the only country in the region that is still not ready to accept reality. We are behind the region not only in economic, but also in the security and defense terms,’ said he.

Speaking about the region, Sutanovac said that when he was minister of defense, ‘the Serb Republic had NATO membership as its goal.'” (B92)