US policy on Serbia has not changed and has remained the same for years, the US Embassy told the Politika daily answering the question on alleged Russia's influence and possible change of Washington's stance towards Belgrade.
The response comes after the Pentagon's report from May this year, which described Serbia as the most indulgent environment for the Russian influence in the Western Balkans.
Washington understands the “interest of Serbia to develop positive relations with many partners and we would expect other Serbia's partners to show similar respect and support for Serbia's strategic goals,” the Embassy was quoted as saying to the daily.
America entirely supports Serbia's goal towards European integration and the EU membership as well as Serbia's military neutrality policy, the Embassy said.
“Our engagement with Serbia – and American technical support, which is greatly implemented through the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) – is aimed at helping Serbia to achieve the set goal, the European integration,” the daily quoted the Embassy's answer.