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Greek press: Putin sends a signal to Washington that he will not allow Biden to "break the back of Serbia"

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The administration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, refining its last days for itself, has actually withdrawn from political decisions. The administration of the 46th US President Joseph Biden has not yet begun work. Against this background, a political vacuum has reigned in the United States, which is most evident in the foreign policy arena. The work of the US State Department in the days leading up to Biden's inauguration has been called "Pompeo's last days."

At the same time, the press is actively discussing the issues of which region of the world the Biden administration will "tackle" in the first place after January 20. And everyone has different versions.

For example, the Greek press believes that the Balkans may turn out to be such a region, where "recently the influence of the United States has noticeably decreased, while the influence of Russia has grown." It is indicated that while the Americans were "at war" with Nord Stream 2, gas through the continuation of the Turkish Stream branch, called the Balkan Stream, came to Serbia and could soon go further, including to Hungary.

The Greek newspaper Pentapostagma writes that Washington may pay attention to the strengthening of at least Russia's economic positions in the Balkans. It is argued that with Joe Biden's rise to power in the United States, "a storm is brewing in the Balkans." At the same time, the publication refers to unnamed Serbian experts, reporting that "Putin has decided to play more energetically in the region, especially after the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh."

It is noted that the West can increase pressure both on Belgrade and on Banja Luka (the administrative center of the Republika Srpska within Bosnia and Herzegovina). In the material of Greek journalists, it is stated that the Russian authorities are closely following every step of the West towards the Serbs.

From the article:

Putin and his government are in constant contact with the Serbian leadership. Moscow is taking steps to prevent Biden from imposing the American agenda on Belgrade.

Greek press, citing an unnamed source in Serbian diplomatic circles:

In fact, Putin is sending a clear message to Washington, which says, "I won't let Biden or anyone else break the back of Serbia."

Also quoted is the statement of the Serbian Minister of Technological Development Nenad Popovic, who noted that "the arrival of the Biden administration could negatively affect Serbian interests."
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  1. Civil
    Civil 15 January 2021 09: 42
    +2
    Serbia according to plan goes to the EU,
    On March 1, 2012, Serbia received the official status of a candidate for accession [3]. In December 2013, the Council of the European Union approved the decision to start negotiations on Serbia's accession to the EU in January 2014 [4], and the first intergovernmental conference was held on January 21 in Brussels. [5] In December 2009, Serbian citizens with biometric passports were granted the right to travel in the Schengen countries without obtaining a visa [6]. On September 15, 2017, European Commissioner Johannes Hahn estimated that Serbia could obtain membership in the European Union until 2025. Khan suggests that the negotiation process can be completed by 2023, after which it will take another two years for the countries to ratify the agreement


    Too late to rush

    And what can Moscow offer Serbia?
    1. Ka-52
      Ka-52 15 January 2021 09: 48
      +11
      Serbia according to plan goes to the EU,
      Too late to rush
      And what can Moscow offer Serbia?

      Have you tried to think? How does one interfere with the other? Germany is in favor of Nord Stream 2 with both hands, but at the same time it is both a NATO member and an EU member.
      1. Runoway
        Runoway 15 January 2021 10: 34
        0
        What do you care about SP-2? This is a personal matter for Miller and others.
        This house2 about Nord Stream in every news has already got
        Putin sends a signal to Washington that

        Putin gave a signal:
        -that the ruble will ALWAYS be undervalued at times (because we trade for $ and €, and we pay the labor force with candy wrappers in rubles)
        -that there will always be paid PRIVATE roads / crossings / video cameras and others (yes, this is not EBN and the 90s)
        -that gasoline and food will ALWAYS BE UNREASONABLY EXPENSIVE
        -Housing and utilities sector will grow regardless of the success of FLOWS AND GDP
        - on direct lines with the president, one of the most important questions was whether he saw the video with Dziuba
        so how about us, not the elite, it's about flows and exports
        1. Ka-52
          Ka-52 15 January 2021 11: 57
          +6
          What do you care about SP-2? This is a personal matter for Miller and others.

          what do you care?
          Putin gave a signal:
          -that the ruble will ALWAYS be undervalued at times (because we trade for $ and €, and we pay the labor force with candy wrappers in rubles)
          -that there will always be paid PRIVATE roads / crossings / video cameras and others (yes, this is not EBN and the 90s)
          -that gasoline and food will ALWAYS BE UNREASONABLY EXPENSIVE
          -Housing and utilities sector will grow regardless of the success of FLOWS AND GDP
          - on direct lines with the president, one of the most important questions was whether he saw the video with Dziuba
          so how about us, not the elite, it's about flows and exports

          Why are you writing this to me? and how does this intersect with the issue that is being discussed in the conversation you got into? If you want to hold a rally about roads and housing and communal services, find a tribune and shout there to your health. What have I to do with it?
    2. Volodin
      Volodin 15 January 2021 09: 58
      +25
      Quote: Civil
      And what can Moscow offer Serbia?

      At least cheap gas.
      But what can the EU offer Serbia, apart from a quota for Somali refugees and the final oblivion of Kosovo? ..
      1. Civil
        Civil 15 January 2021 10: 31
        +3
        [quote = Volodin] [quote = Civil] And what can Moscow offer Serbia? [/ quote]
        At least cheap gas.
        [quote] Foreign direct investment from EU countries accounted for 76% of the total foreign direct investment in Serbia for the period 2005-2014 (in numerical terms, over 9 years, the EU invested 13,5 billion euros in Serbia from the EU) [92]. In addition, the EU is the largest donor for Serbia, providing it with significant financial assistance in various areas from public administration reform to agriculture and environmental protection. In fact, Serbia is the main recipient of EU funds in the Western Balkans, receiving approximately 200 million euros annually [94]. In 2001–2014, Serbia received more than 2,5 billion euros in aid from the EU [88]. Within the framework of the EU program alone, Belgrade received 2007 billion euros in 2013-1,1 [/ quote]

        [quote] The EU will allocate 3,3 billion euros to the Western Balkans for recovery from COVID-19

        Moscow. the 6th of May. INTERFAX.RU - The EU-Western Balkans Summit, held on Wednesday in the form of a videoconference, confirmed that the European Union will provide the region with 3,3 billion euros of assistance to combat the coronavirus and eliminate its consequences, said European Council President Charles Michel. [/ Quote]
        Most Serbia
        As a result:
        [quote] Belgrade, December 25, 2020, 22:58 - REGNUM The process of joining the European Union is still a priority for Serbia, but its implementation depends "on two sides," said Nikolai Selakovic, Serbian Foreign Minister. This was reported by the Serbian news agency Srbija danas.
        [/ Quote]

        Did the gas help?
        1. Volodin
          Volodin 15 January 2021 10: 36
          +4
          Quote: Civil
          investments from the EU countries accounted for 76% of the total amount of foreign direct investments in Serbia for the period 2005-2014 (in numerical terms, over 9 years, the EU invested 13,5 billion euros in Serbia)

          They buy Kosovo cheaply ...
          Quote: Civil
          Did the gas help?

          As one of our commenting readers writes there - "wait and see."

          Thank you!
        2. Wolf
          Wolf 15 January 2021 18: 19
          +2
          One of all these investments and assistance is REAL NOT MORE THAN 10%, the remaining 90% is returned there to the EU and the USA. In addition, in the summer period 2000-2020, the State's debt increased from $ 5 to $ 52 billion, the destruction of the domestic Bank, Factory, agricultural production was sold by a foreigner, there is almost no customs for goods from the EU, etc. .... Eto GAVE AND HELPED EU and USA!
          1. Wolf
            Wolf 15 January 2021 18: 22
            +2
            What are you talking about is just a dimny curtain that would calmly destroy Serbia, and so that the people would not riot, and ete lodges would be spread by the CIA media in Serbia!
      2. Pashhenko Nikolay
        Pashhenko Nikolay 15 January 2021 10: 32
        +9
        Why on earth will it be cheap? It will be quite at market prices.
      3. Rostislav
        Rostislav 15 January 2021 11: 47
        0
        Quote: Volodin
        But what can the EU offer Serbia, apart from a quota for Somali refugees and the final oblivion of Kosovo? ..

        But at the same time, the realities are such that
        Serbia according to plan goes to the EU,
      4. Flooding
        Flooding 15 January 2021 13: 08
        -4
        Quote: Volodin
        But what can the EU offer Serbia, apart from the quota for Somali refugees and the final oblivion of Kosovo?

        The same as for all neophytes:
        - Comprehensive support of internal pro-European political forces (information, financial, demonstration, any ...)
        - the opportunity for citizens to travel across the EU and earn their daily bread
        1. DymOk_v_dYmke
          DymOk_v_dYmke 15 January 2021 17: 40
          -1
          Quote: Flood
          - the opportunity for citizens to travel across the EU and earn their daily bread

          And the EU will provide this by the collapse of the economies of the countries of these citizens. hi
          1. Flooding
            Flooding 15 January 2021 18: 32
            -1
            Quote: DymOk_v_dYmke
            And the EU will provide this by the collapse of the economies of the countries of these citizens

            Including.
            But we must be aware that all the negative consequences of European aspirations remain in the shadows while the Euroelite keeps the ruling forces under control.
            This makes it possible to pour into the ears of the electorate, periodically feed bones (visa-free regime, for example), patch up budget holes with loans, etc.
            1. DymOk_v_dYmke
              DymOk_v_dYmke 15 January 2021 19: 10
              0
              Quote: Flood
              This makes it possible to pour into the ears of the electorate, periodically feed bones (visa-free regime, for example), patch up budget holes with loans, etc.

              Patching budget holes with Eurocredits means securing even bigger holes for the future, i.e. crawling into bondage. Not only financial. Additional conditions are also attached to loans.
              1. Flooding
                Flooding 15 January 2021 19: 52
                -1
                Quote: DymOk_v_dYmke
                Patching budget holes with Eurocredits means securing even bigger holes for the future, i.e. crawling into bondage

                It is strange that you write to me obvious things.
                I do not give ratings. I've been writing about how this has worked in many countries for many years.
                And very successful for the Euroelite.
                And the population of the countries is looking for their share abroad.
                And again they once again vote in the elections for Euro-oriented politicians.
                This is the truth of life.
                1. DymOk_v_dYmke
                  DymOk_v_dYmke 16 January 2021 00: 55
                  -1
                  Quote: Flood
                  It is strange that you write to me obvious things.

                  I just think that expressing disagreement by repeating the obvious is better than minus. hi
                  1. Flooding
                    Flooding 16 January 2021 05: 56
                    +1
                    Quote: DymOk_v_dYmke
                    I just think expressing disagreement by repeating the obvious is better than minus

                    Have you tried trying to understand what is written?
                    I do not need to agitate for Soviet power.
                    I myself will agitate anyone for her.
                    But there is a reality that does not depend on your likes and preferences.
                    If you dismiss it, it will in no way help to understand and solve problematic issues.
                    The bitter truth is that the post-Soviet countries buffer between Europe and Russia are influenced by the West. And this, apparently, for a long time.
                    What is your disagreement with me?
                    And here are the pluses or minuses? They will not help here.
                    And so yes, wave slogans for your pleasure.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 15 January 2021 10: 06
      +2
      Quote: Civil
      And what can Moscow offer Serbia?

      Also, what can the states of Serbia offer?
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 15 January 2021 10: 20
        +2
        As usual - democracy.
      2. Civil
        Civil 15 January 2021 10: 32
        -4
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Also, what can the states of Serbia offer?


        Dollars, what else ...
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 15 January 2021 10: 43
          0
          Quote: Civil
          Dollars, what else ...

          The statesmen are greedy, they don’t give dollars, but “American democracy and patrons are always distributed right and left.
        2. DymOk_v_dYmke
          DymOk_v_dYmke 15 January 2021 17: 42
          -1
          Quote: Civil
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Also, what can the states of Serbia offer?


          Dollars, what else ...

          Not dollars, but a yoke of dollar loans. hi
    4. aszzz888
      aszzz888 15 January 2021 10: 14
      0

      Civil (Vadim)
      Today, 09:42 ... And what can Moscow offer Serbia?
      Even the corona vaccine. By the way, one of the first.

      Serbia Receives Russian Sputnik V Vaccine www.interfax.ru ›world
      1. Civil
        Civil 15 January 2021 10: 33
        -5
        BELGRADE, January 10 - RIA Novosti. The Serbian authorities expect to complete the first phase of vaccination against COVID-19 for about 720 thousand citizens with drugs of the American-German production of Pfizer and BioNTech and the Russian Sputnik V, said Secretary of State (close to Deputy Minister) of Health Mirsad Jerlek.


        Sound familiar?
    5. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 15 January 2021 13: 07
      +2
      And what can Moscow offer Serbia?

      And what does EU membership give other than travel
      Europe ... beads or what? ...
      After all, Serbia will be required to abandon its independent policy ... will be populated with idle migrants and forced to liquidate its economy. All this can be seen in the Balts and Ukrainians.
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 15 January 2021 13: 24
        -3
        what a lovely photo of our Leader! ... he cried straight out of emotion ...
        1. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 15 January 2021 14: 23
          +4
          Quote: Aerodrome
          what a lovely photo of our Leader! ... he cried straight out of emotion ...

          I hope you didn't wet yourself too much! tongue
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 15 January 2021 09: 44
    +1
    Greek Press:
    I will not dispute the Greek media, but the baida campaign does not even know what to do with his arrival (if he comes, 20.01 - we'll see). But to clean up the ends with your family crime is unnecessary, and to solve your business in the PRC (how?) Will be completely awesome. Although today he has already issued a mountain, of course not he, he has no mind and did not have a plan for the economy during the covid period.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 15 January 2021 10: 07
      0
      Quote: aszzz888
      I will not dispute the Greek media, but the baida campaign does not even know what to do with the arrival

      The main thing for him is to make his dream come true, to become president, and there at least the grass does not grow.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 15 January 2021 10: 12
        0

        tihonmarine (Vlad)
        Today, 10: 07

        0
        Quote: aszzz888
        I will not dispute the Greek media, but the baida campaign does not even know what to do with the arrival

        The main thing for him is to make his dream come true, to become president, and there at least the grass does not grow.
        So even now you will look at his turnip - the baby is blissfully stupid, and you understand that the baida has only dreams left: to sleep, to suck a boob (if they give it!) And to go to the potty, and the main thing is not to miss it.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 15 January 2021 10: 21
        +3
        If only he didn't die on the 19th.
        1. aszzz888
          aszzz888 15 January 2021 10: 26
          +6

          Pereira (Michael)
          Today, 10: 21

          0
          If only he didn't die on the 19th.
          Even if he puts his sneakers in a corner (well, Nancy Pelossi will cry, well, he takes his mummy for inauguration! laughing ) and they don't need it anymore, there is someone to sit on the local stool. wink
  3. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 15 January 2021 09: 44
    +3
    What to guess, wait and see.
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 15 January 2021 09: 59
      +8
      Quote: Pessimist22
      What to guess, wait and see.

      A universal commentary for almost any news laughing
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 15 January 2021 20: 35
        0
        Quote: Volodin
        comment for almost any news

        Perhaps, except for the obituary. Although... request
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 15 January 2021 10: 01
      +1
      Quote: Pessimist22
      What to guess, wait and see.

      "We'll see, we'll see" smile
  4. askort154
    askort154 15 January 2021 10: 07
    +7
    Putin sends a signal to Washington not to let Biden "break the back of Serbia"

    Naively. The United States broke the back of Yugoslavia, but has since changed tactics. Now they are "breaking the backs" by the "color revolutions" method. And they do it easily. The new US team will most likely take care of Ukraine, only here they see the prospect of dragging Russia into another war. It is not for nothing that Nuland, the curator in Ukraine, has already been included in Biden's team.
    Only now she will not distribute "cookies", but cartridges.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 15 January 2021 10: 12
      +1
      Quote: askort154
      Now they are "breaking the backs" by the "color revolutions" method.

      Have revolutionized. The antidote has been found - Singapore, Belarus, Venezuela. Everything, the old scheme does not work
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 15 January 2021 10: 23
        0
        Is everything over in Belarus? I haven't heard anything for a long time.
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 15 January 2021 10: 26
          +2
          They obviously could not throw it off. But father now cleans agents of influence))) Ie. The United States in Belarus also burned all its agents
          1. Nastia makarova
            Nastia makarova 15 January 2021 11: 58
            +2
            banned the Lithuanian flag
      2. askort154
        askort154 15 January 2021 10: 28
        -2
        Cowbra .....Revolutionary. The antidote has been found - Singapore, Belarus, Venezuela. Everything, the old scheme does not work

        It works, it works. Georgia, Armenia, Moldova.
        And the United States did not participate in Belarus. Poland and Lithuania took the initiative there. They wanted to bend in front of the owner independently. But they had a "small intestine" in this business .. In the end, they screwed up themselves. hi
      3. aszzz888
        aszzz888 15 January 2021 10: 29
        0

        Cowbra
        Today, 10: 12

        +2
        Quote: askort154
        Now they are "breaking the backs" by the "color revolutions" method.

        Have revolutionized. The antidote has been found - Singapore, Belarus, Venezuela. Everything, the old scheme does not work
        The spider is dying in its own web! Therefore, his ex, whom the spider was hunting, can sit down and go to him for great.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 15 January 2021 10: 17
    0
    "The arrival of the Biden administration could negatively affect Serbian interests."

    What can I say, their interests !!! This is the reason for everything that happens in the world.
    To say that the interes of the elite are quite at odds with the interests of citizens ..... it will not work to assert this, because the citizens themselves choose the leadership of the countries.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 15 January 2021 10: 46
      0
      I will reveal a great secret - the leadership of all more or less wealthy countries has chosen the minority with money for the last 40 years. It is on a lonely island that universal and fair voting and elections are still taking place. In most countries, the choice is from the percentage of the minority who voted.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 15 January 2021 11: 21
        +2
        Ha, those who did not go to vote AT ALL, a priori agree with the choice of those who went and voted ... excuses, like, but I did not vote, very stupid.
        To clarify, I also do not really believe in honest voting ... but I have the right to be indignant when violations take place ... those who did not come at all, this is finished ...
    2. cniza
      cniza 15 January 2021 12: 32
      +2
      Quote: rocket757

      To say that the interests of the elite are quite at odds with the interests of citizens ...


      Only the United States does this at the expense of other states, and citizens have no idea or they don't care ... hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 15 January 2021 14: 38
        +1
        When the electorate thinks only for their own, nothing unusual, in general. So they have it.
        It is not for us to judge, not for us to compare. We were raised differently.
  6. evgen1221
    evgen1221 15 January 2021 10: 43
    0
    And how is this and in what units that influence is so instantly measured by journalists. Yes, so categorically. Here it was, and suddenly it began to go off scale at once? Another near-propaganda nonsense is shorter.
  7. Volga073
    Volga073 15 January 2021 11: 30
    -3
    There were "Banderas"
    and now "biden".
  8. cniza
    cniza 15 January 2021 12: 29
    +2
    At the same time, the press is actively discussing the issues of which region of the world the Biden administration will "tackle" in the first place after January 20. And everyone has different versions.


    I have a version - they will deal with themselves ...
  9. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 15 January 2021 14: 52
    -2
    laughing The Balkans are not worth the life of one Russian soldier - Alexander 3. So let them go tobish roll. The Greeks help them laughing
  10. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 15 January 2021 15: 04
    -2
    Lilliputians swaddled Gulliver, and then joy, joy - full of pants. Farewell Europe, you could become great again, but it did not grow together ... The bet on the squalor and dullness of the performers - midgets - the cogs of the system allows the takeoff, but only down. laughing
  11. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 15 January 2021 15: 07
    -3
    Concessions both in politics and in business are an understandable phenomenon, we are real people, not always everything goes as we would like, but ... Whatever happens, whatever challenges we face, things should go in the direction we need. Here I just like the Western business philosophy, which provides for only one indulgence, but not more. The same Belarus, Ukraine or the whole Balkans is not so difficult to take "under the wing", you just need to take and think about yourself and only about yourself, otherwise what is the point of fighting for great Russia? The greatness of each empire lies in its unconditional domination in its spheres of influence, in the successful expansion of its values ​​and perception of the world and in the acquisition of new (politically, economically and / or psychologically) controlled territories.
  12. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 15 January 2021 15: 20
    -3
    .

    While there was enough food for everyone, some share was sent to these parasites, but the food supply is decreasing, now they are beginning and will be cut. laughing
  13. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 15 January 2021 16: 24
    0
    When I hear the words about "friendship of peoples", my hand automatically reaches to cover the wallet in my pocket. Usually at this moment the hand of the "friend" already begins to fumble there. laughing The report is finished. wassatAnd in theory, with these words, the hand should automatically reach for the pistol ..
  14. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 15 January 2021 18: 23
    0
    No. There is no need to return anything. Then the decision was happily made by all. Russia paid off for everyone and owes nothing to anyone (although it did not owe anything before). Now you DO NOT need to return anything (choke) BUT! now you have to pay for EVERYTHING. It was THEIR choice. minusers - if you are so worried, pay from your OWN POCKET. laughing
  15. businessv
    businessv 15 January 2021 23: 44
    +1
    Quote: Runoway
    on direct lines with the president, one of the most important questions was whether he saw the video with Dziuba
    so how about us, not the elite, it's about flows and exports

    Tough, but generally true. I do not like your irony, judging by the sleepers! smile
  16. georggy
    georggy 16 January 2021 05: 10
    +1
    The show is not younger. To whom and what is he sending this Martian
  17. Nick Casey
    Nick Casey 17 January 2021 11: 11
    0
    Russia is not against Serbia's accession to the EU as such. But only the Serbs themselves do not want to become Jews. After all, it will be necessary to impose sanctions against Russia, and possibly joining NATO will be required. Therefore, a complex negotiation process is underway there. To enter without sanctions. And not to participate in the sanctions war with Russia.