“Statements made by a deputy assistant US secretary of state are by far “the most difficult public and very undiplomatic pressure on our country to date.

This was the reaction of Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin to remarks Hoyt Brian Yee made in Belgrade on Monday, where he participated in the 17th Serbian Economic Summit.

According to Vulin, Yee’s statements represent “pressure on our right to decide independently.”

“I do not know what the position and the response of President of Serbia (Aleksandar) Vucic will be, but I am sure that he will be able to deal with pressures as he has always done,” Vulin said in a statement sent to Tanjug.” (B92)