No sooner had the National Electoral Commission of Serbia to draw up the final results of the presidential elections as a visit to the winner Aleksandar Vucic frequent Western politicians. The first in this series was "unsinkable" US Senator Dzhon Makkeyn, Chairman of the Committee for the armed forces of the United States Congress, recently praised Donald Trump for "decisiveness" in a missile strike on Syria.
Statements that McCain did in Belgrade, give a fairly good idea of what kind of policy from the perspective of the western "Serbian friends" who are accustomed to dictate, should conduct a new Serbian president - and first of all with Russia.
Belgrade expect the moral and political support of the US administration line in Syria. For what? Very simply: Washington is important that in the acute international political issue razosholsya Belgrade and Moscow. At the meeting with Vucic McCain talking about the use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun, categorically stated: Syria acted "in cooperation with Russia." Serbian source it did not. And when asked by reporters if McCain truly believes that Moscow knew about the presence of chemical weapons Damascus, the senator declared that "sure of it."
Someone will say, McCain has McCain. Yes, from that downed pilot demand is low. However, apparently, and the White House and on Capitol Hill gave importance to the US position as it is outlined after hitting the US "Tomahawk" on the Syrian airfield donos to Belgrade is McCain. And it's not just that the McCain constantly happens in the Balkans (which is quick to point and Vucic). McCain - is a symbol. He had the image of US foreign policy, "the guardian of continuity" in that part where it finds its anti-Russian policy of the tip. Senator's visit to Serbia three days after a US missile strike on Syria - Vucic signal is designed to confirm that, in spite of the chaotic actions of the new US administration in the international arena, the attitude to Russia in Washington, DC does not change.
Naturally, this applies not only to Syria. Another signal of the new Serbian President was the statement by McCain on Russia's involvement in the events in neighboring Serbia Montenegro - to the fact that the senator believes "the recent attempt to overthrow the government there."
The same number of lay and other statements McCain - the importance of strengthening the US military-technical cooperation, and Serbia, on the need for modernization of the Serbian army and its transfer to NATO standards. And here are the same arguments: Serbia must abandon the military-technical cooperation with Russia, as Russia indulges Assad (not that there speaks Trump?), Trying to overthrow governments of the Balkan countries and to top it all off a bomb in the Syrian hospitals and other civil objects.
The apotheosis of McCain's speech in Belgrade was his proposal to establish over Syria "no-fly zone" for Russian aerospace forces - with the active support of Serbia, of course. To learn how this might look in practice, the senator chose not to apply - to say nothing, and run the "idea" and force of her need to talk. Either way, the signal is sent to Serbia to face the new president Aleksandar Vucic should be ready to support any anti-Russian actions, if he wants, the West considered it "his".
Where such action could be taken? Solid American edition of The National Interest considers it necessary on this occasion to observe: "the next battleground for the US and Russia" can become the Balkans.
So Senator Dzhon Makkeyn gave in Belgrade President Aleksandar Vucic not only their personal wishes.