Belarus and Serbia had previously planned to hold joint military exercises. When the EU demanded that Belgrade refrain from exercises with units of the Belarusian army, Serbia immediately announced its rejection of all such events.
Aleksandr Vulin, head of the Serbian Ministry of Defense, said that Serbia is currently experiencing unjustified pressure from the European Union. They want to force the republic at the cost of future EU membership to abandon some military measures by putting pressure on the country's political course, the same applies to the people in Metohija and Kosovo. The point is to abandon the planned exercises with the Belarusian army. Further, Vulin noted that such pressure is meaningless, and it is not based on the decisions of Belgrade or further actions of the country's leadership.
Brussels' desire should be seen as the result of hysteria that determines the various political decisions of the EU, emanating from “large and powerful states”. Earlier, military expert Yuri Knutov said that, presumably, the United States is preparing for a “peaceful” entry into Belarus, transferring Abrams tanks and a battalion of infantrymen to Lithuania.