Serbian leader: World is on the verge of World War III

Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian President

© APA | Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian President

# 18 March 2023 03:10 (UTC +04:00)

The world is on the verge of the third world war, said Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian President in his address to the nation in Sremska Mitrovica on Friday, APA reports.

"I am afraid we are not far from the onset of World War III," Vučić said.

According to the president, he is not sure that Serbia will be able to deal with the consequences of such events. The head of state reiterated that the purpose of the republic's government is to "defend its own country", and its responsibility is to preserve the lives of its people "when hundreds of people perish".