V4 on Euro 2020/21. The Different One.
17 June 2021
The Kremlin’s idea of Russian-Serbian solidarity is that Belgrade will not do anything that Moscow does not approve of. Russia is not interested in a definitive solution to the Serbian-Kosovo issue, as it fears that as a result it would lose its position in the Balkans as the dominant force most suited to resolving conflict situations. Hence, Russia is actively trying to impede Serbia’s growing relationship with Western Europe every step of the way.
Political developments in former Yugoslavia have gained considerable momentum in 2020, intensifying in recent months, particularly within both a Balkan and European context.