According to numerous poll results, up to 80 percent of Serbs are against the country’s accession to NATO. Serbian Prime Minister and President-Elect Aleksandar Vucic, who is set to assume office on May 31, has recently said that becoming a member of the alliance would solve many of Serbia’s problems. However Serbia joining NATO would split the nation for decades. Vucic went on to say that Serbia should maintain its military neutrality instead of seeking to join any military bloc. Mitar Kovac, retired Major-General, said that “It is NATO which has caused Serbia’s major problems which the country is trying to cope with until now” and “In the countries which do not support the Alliance and which try to stand against it, NATO first launches the scenario of disintegration and then imposes its set of values” he concluded.