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Half of Serbs Want to Stay Neutral Between EU-Russia, Poll Shows

  • More Serbs side with Moscow than with Brussels, given a choice
  • 50% of Serbs won’t choose sides even if EU reacts negatively

Half of Serbians want their country to remain neutral when it comes to choosing between the European Union and Russia, with more expressing a preference for Moscow if they had a choice, a poll showed. 

Twenty-one percent say Serbia’s destiny lies with Russia, compared with 13% who want the country aligned with the EU, according to a survey conducted by Belgrade-based pollster Demostat. A full 50% said they don’t want to choose a side -- even if that triggers a negative response from the EU, which Serbia officially aspires to join.