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Serb war crimes suspect tells thousands of supporters Serbia choose Russia over the EU

  • Serbian far right leader, Vojislav Seselj, center, waves to his supporters at a rally in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Several thousand supporters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday in support of Seselj, who is accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the bloody Balkan wars, and has returned home on a provisional release from the UN war crimes court. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Serbian far right leader, Vojislav Seselj, center, waves to his supporters at a rally in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Several thousand supporters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday in support of Seselj, who is accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the bloody Balkan wars, and has returned home on a provisional release from the UN war crimes court. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj speaks during the protest In Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Several thousand supporters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday in support of Seselj, who is accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the bloody Balkan wars, and has returned home on a provisional release from the UN war crimes court. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj speaks during the protest In Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Several thousand supporters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday in support of Seselj, who is accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the bloody Balkan wars, and has returned home on a provisional release from the UN war crimes court. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • A supporter of Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj holds a torch during the protest In Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Several thousand supporters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday in support of Seselj, who is accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the bloody Balkan wars, and has returned home on a provisional release from the UN war crimes court. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    A supporter of Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj holds a torch during the protest In Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Several thousand supporters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday in support of Seselj, who is accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the bloody Balkan wars, and has returned home on a provisional release from the UN war crimes court. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

Three days after being temporarily released from a U.N. war crimes court for health reasons, Serbia far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has told some 10,000 supporters that his Balkan country must scrap EU integration and turn entirely to Russia.

Seselj vowed that at an ultranationalist rally on Sunday in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. He also predicted that his ultra-nationalist party will force an early election next year and "wipe away the pro-Europeans."

He said Serbia, which has sought to balance its bid to become a member of the European Union and to maintain its close relations with Russia, "must show sincerely that we are for Russia."

Seselj, accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the Balkan wars, returned home Wednesday from Netherlands, for treatment for what he says is cancer.