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Lavrov said that relations between the two countries are going through a test of strength. The Russian minister confirmed that they will continue to support Belgrade.

The Moscow administration announced that it stands by Serbia in the Kosovo tension.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, “We support Belgrade in the steps taken.” He said.

Another statement came from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“Russian-Serbian relations have passed a test of strength”

Lavrov said that they are aware of “how busy” Serbia is at the moment, and are always open to contacts with this country.

Lavrov said in a message in which he congratulated his Serbian counterpart, Ivica Dacic, on his birthday and New Year’s Eve: “Russian-Serbian relations have once again passed the test of strength in adverse international conditions.” He said.

“We will continue to support Belgrade”

Lavrov, “Continue to offer brotherly support to Belgrade in protecting legitimate national interests” a promise.

The air corridor is an obstacle to Lavrov’s visit to Serbia

Lavrov’s plane, which wanted to visit Belgrade on June 6-7 last year, did not obtain air corridor permission from Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro.

According to Tass news, the Russian Foreign Minister, while having to cancel his visit, called the European countries’ decision “unprecedented” and “stunning”.

Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia

Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia escalate after the arrest of former Serbian policeman Dejan Pantec.

In reaction to the detention of Bantik, Kosovo Serbs began to stand guard at the barricades they had erected at the Yarenje and Brinjak border crossings since 10 December.

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