Belgrade says will not stop food exports to Russia22 August 2014 | 17:25 | FOCUS News Agency
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said his government would not intervene to stop Serbian farmers from shipping their produce to Russia as that would be "contrary to the interests of the state".
But he pledged to "comply with the EU recommendations" and not provide any subsidies to Serbian producers to help them boost exports to Russia.
Russia earlier this month imposed sweeping bans on food from the United States, the European Union and a handful of other countries in response to Western economic sanctions.
The trade war is part of a broader crisis in East-West relations sparked by Russia's perceived attempts to split strife-torn Ukraine in two after Kiev's decision to seek a closer ties with Europe.
European Commission spokesman Peter Stanos warned candidate countries to refrain from exploiting the Russian ban.
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