Nov 15, 2014 9:13 AM

Far-right leader praises Serbia's ties with Russia

The Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Three days after being temporarily released from a U.N. war crimes court for health reasons, Serbia far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has told some 10,000 supporters that his Balkan country must scrap EU integration and turn entirely to Russia.

Seselj vowed that at an ultranationalist rally on Sunday in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. He also predicted that his ultra-nationalist party will force an early election next year and "wipe away the pro-Europeans."

He said Serbia, which has sought to balance its bid to become a member of the European Union and to maintain its close relations with Russia, "must show sincerely that we are for Russia."

Seselj, accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the Balkan wars, returned home Wednesday from Netherlands, for treatment for what he says is cancer.


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