“Following Serbia’s vote against the UN General Assembly’s resolution on Crimea, Oleksandr Aleksandrovych, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia, has accused Belgrade of violating the so-called gentlemen’s agreement earlier reached by presidents of the two states. The envoy recalled that in July during the Belgrade visit of Ukrainian President Petro, the informal deal was struck ‘not to vote against each other’ at the UN, European Pravda reports referring to Kurir.

At the same time, Serbia turned out to be one of 19 countries that voted against the UNGA Resolution urging Russia to withdraw its troops from the territory of the occupied Crimea and condemning the growing Russian military presence in the Black and Azov seas. Read also Poroshenko: UN resolution on Crimea important step toward end of its occupation ‘Serbia could at least abstain,’ said Aleksandrovych.

‘Unfortunately, we don’t understand Serbia’s actions,’he added, noting that Ukraine had not supported Kosovo’s membership in Interpol and was showing concrete steps in not recognizing Kosovo’s independence.” (UNIAN)


“Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia Oleksandr Aleksandrovych said today that, according to the data of the Ukrainian security service, about 370 Serbian citizens have fought in the east of Ukraine since April 2014 to date.

At a press conference, he explained that this number includes those who went to the beginning of the conflict, but later, as well as those who returned to Serbia and those who in the meantime went back to the battlefield there.

‘I hope that the cooperation between the Security Service of Ukraine and the (Serbian) Security and Information Agency will be strengthened, in order to step up measures against these citizens,’ Aleksandrovych said, Tanjug reports.

Aleksandrovych added that ‘the Ukrainian side regularly sends lists with the names of these people.'” (translated from Politika)