Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic addresses the nation at a news conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022.InternationalIndiaAfricaBELGRADE (Sputnik) – Every representative of the collective West, at any meetings with Serbia’s leadership, regardless of the topic of the conversation, demands sanctions against Russia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said.”Earlier, I already spoke about this, about pressure, ultimatums. I’m already used to it, at every meeting with them, like ‘good afternoon’ – about anti-Russian sanctions… Probably, this is what they call a political agenda,” Vucic told Serbian TV channel.He said that although he did not promise not to support Western sanctions against Russia, official Belgrade still manages to comply with the decisions of its National Security Council of March 2022 and not introduce restrictive measures, despite all statements and expectations of the current authorities’ political opponents. Russia has repeatedly said it will cope with the sanctions pressure the West began to exert on Russia several years ago and continues to increase. Moscow has said the West lacks the courage to admit the failure of the anti-Russian restrictions. In the Western countries themselves, opinions have been repeatedly voiced that the sanctions are ineffective.Russia’s Special Operation in UkraineRussia Accuses US, EU of Lying About Sanctions Not Hampering Food Exports5 April, 21:16 GMTRussian President Vladimir Putin has said the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and the sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire world economy. According to him, the main goal of the West is to make the lives of millions of people worse.