Vučić accuses Rockefeller Foundation of intent to overthrow Serbian government

According to Vučić, the Rockefeller Foundation “gives money” to one of the organizers of the protest actions, Savo Manoilovich. Environmental activists said that this would lead to environmental degradation, in particular soil and water pollution, despite assurances from the concern to comply with environmental laws. She stated that Manoilovich received $25,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation. The Serbian government agreed to transfer the rights to develop the mine to the concern. In response, the international company stated that it would check the legality of such a step. Protests have begun in Serbia due to the plans of the Australian-British concern Rio Tinto to develop a lithium deposit in the west of the country. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnobic also spoke about the fact that environmental protests in Serbia are financed from abroad. The investment was estimated at $2.4 billion. Follow RBC on Twitter Get news faster than anyone else Истoчник rbc.ru Serbian President Vucic accused the Rockefeller Foundation of funding protests In his opinion, they are funded by foreign organizations that want to overthrow the current government ” alt=”Vučić accused the Rockefeller Foundation of intent to overthrow the government of Serbia” /> Aleksandar Vučić The environmental protests that have been going on in Serbia since last autumn against a lithium production project are funded by foreign funds, which thus want to overthrow the country's government, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić told Pink TV. One of these organizations he called the Rockefeller Foundation. <…> As I said, these protests have nothing to do with ecology,— stressed the president. “These foreign funds are helping to bring down the government in Serbia. As a result, the authorities decided to abandon the Rio Tinto project and revoke all licenses for development of the deposit. They held a series of actions against the project, including blocking key highways, including those that go to Belgrade and Novi Sad. In addition, among the organizations that, in her opinion, finance the protests in Serbia, Brnobic named USAID (US Agency for International Development), the Open Society Foundation; (founded by George Soros, declared undesirable in Russia), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED, declared undesirable in Russia), the British Council and other organizations.