We express our full solidarity with the Russian people and our support in their struggle for the right to life, freedom, political, economic and civilizational independence and national unity, the petition states.
The Serbian petitioners also called on Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic not to be blackmailed by the West and the government not to jeopardize economic, military, political, cultural and financial cooperation with Russia.
According to the signatories, cooperation with Russia is the only guarantee of keeping Kosovo and Metohija as part of Serbia, as well as the Dayton Agreement status of Republika Srpska (an entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina).
This agreement is about the military deployment of European Union forces in that Balkan country, as part of the so-called Operation Althea, with the aim of safeguarding compliance with the General Framework Agreement for Peace.
Recently, several rallies in support of Russia were satged in Serbia, Republika Srpska and Montenegro, the most massive of which took place on March 4 and April 15 in Belgrade. On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine in response to a request for help from the leaders of the rebel republics of Donbas.