BELGRADE, April 9 — RIA Novosti. President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, thanked the spokesman of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, for understanding why Serbia voted to suspend Russia’s participation in the UN Human Rights Council, and EU leaders for excluding Belgrade from restrictions on oil supplies.
General Assembly The United Nations On April 7, he voted to suspend participation Russia in HRC due to the events of the day Ukraine. The resolution was supported by Serbia. The decision deprived the Russian Federation of the right to vote and speak in the council. In response, Russia announced that it was withdrawing its HRC powers. Vučić stated on the night of April 8 that Belgrade voted in favor of Russia’s withdrawal from the UNHRC in view of the threat of sanctions against Serbia itself, primarily with regard to oil supplies to that country, because «Serbian oil industry«65.15% owned»Gazprom Neft«.