Serbia did not take part in the first parliamentary summit of the Crimean Platform, which took place in the Croatian capital Zagreb on Tuesday, October 25, due to Russian influence. This is reported by N1.
Representatives of more than 50 countries and five international organizations took part in the summit. In particular, the organizers of the event noted, among the participants were all members of the group of industrialized countries of the world - G7. Serbia was also invited to the summit but declined, local media reported.
According to N1, the day before, on September 16, a meeting was held between the Speaker of the Parliament of Serbia, Volodymyr Orlych, and the Russian Ambassador to the country, Oleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko. The Russian ambassador "expressed his expectation that the delegation of the People's Assembly of the Republic of Serbia will not take part in the summit of the Crimean Platform", as stated in the deputy's note about their conversation published on September 21, the publication writes.
On October 24, the discussion program of the "Crimean Platform" parliamentary summit started in Zagreb. US representative Nancy Pelosi was one of the guests of the summit.
According to the results of the meeting on October 25, the participants adopted a joint declaration - they condemned the actions of Russia, and also formulated their further intentions.