BELGRADE, 7 Sep – PRIME. European countries will face not only a cold, but also a “polar” winter, if the West believes that it can easily defeat Russia by military means, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at a joint press conference with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The President of Turkey is on a visit to Belgrade, where on Wednesday he held talks with the Serbian President, after which the parties signed a number of documents.
“This winter will be very cold for all of us. And if you listened carefully, I think that next winter will become a polar one for all of Europe. Because it seems that no one wants a solution, and … I’m afraid that everyone expects the defeat of the other side, not a compromise If you really think that you can easily defeat Russia by military means, we just have to prepare well for the cold and polar winter,” Vucic said at a joint press conference.
On September 2, the finance ministers of the G7 countries (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, the USA, France and Japan) confirmed their intention to impose price restrictions on Russian oil as part of expanding the range of their sanctions. Russian representatives warned in response that countries that would apply the limits would be left without oil exports from Russia. In addition, the European Commission plans to discuss on Friday the price limit for gas imported from Russia.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the idea to limit prices for Russian energy resources, noted that the West is not in a position to dictate its terms to Russia.