Contents tagged with Serbia

  • Russia to give Serbia 2 million euro in addition to MiG-29 fighters

    The Serbian Minister of Defense, Aleksandar Vulin, said that Russia will provide 2 million euros in addition to MiG-29 fighters that were given to Serbia free of charge.

     “The Russian Defense Ministry has approved assistance for us which will be used to train future MiG-29 pilots,” Vulin said during his visit to Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.

    In the end of 2017, it was reported that Russia will present Serbia with four combat and two combat training fighter aircrafts. At the same time, Serbia …

  • Serbia and Montenegro may join the EU soon

    The European Commission is going to accelerate the negotiation with Serbia and Montenegro to join the European Union, Die Welt reports with reference to the latest strategic document of the European Commission. "By 2025, they should be ready to become members of the EU," the document says.

    Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy will introduce a new EU strategy for the Balkan countries in Brussels on Tuesday, February 6. He said that Serbia and Montenegro …

  • Serbian pro-Russian party calls on Putin to deploy troops to Kosovo

    The pro-Russian party, Serbian League, had called upon the country’s authorities to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to deploy troops to Kosovo, as stated in the appeal of the chairman of the party, Aleksandar Djurdjev, which was published on the party's website.

    The Serbian League warns that the interim UN Mission and EULEX in Kosovo are not able to protect the Serbian people from the actions of Albanian terrorists, although their main task is to preserve peace, stability, and …

  • Russia: NATO is pressuring Serbia to join Alliance

    Members of the Serbian Parliament's Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs reported to Russian colleagues that Belgrade is feeling pressure from NATO to join the Alliance, as stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, Andrei Klimov, on November 24 in Belgrade, RIA Novosti reports.

    "The Serbs are now under unprecedented pressure; today, in a conversation with members of their Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs, they made …

  • Serbia wants to recognize the Crimea as part of the Russian Federation

    Serbian Parliament Deputy Alexander Šešelj informed Russian newspaper Izvestia that his country's politicians wanted to officially recognize the Crimea as Russian.

    The Serbian Radical Party drafted a statement for the forthcoming meeting of the National Assembly of the Serbian Parliament that intends to emphasize the difference between the "reunification" of the Crimea with Russia and the violent secession of Kosovo.

    "Belgrade cannot expect Moscow to support the disputed territorial issues …

  • Serbian Foreign Minister: Serbia will never support sanctions against Russia

    Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia that his country will not support anti-Russian sanctions.

    Answering a question about whether there is a possibility that under certain circumstances Serbia might be swayed by the West to go against Russia, Dacic said that “Serbia will remain consistent with its policy and will not join European sanctions against Russia.” The foreign minister also stressed that Serbia hoped and wished for the “soonest …

  • Serbia files 45 cases against Serbs who fought in eastern Ukraine and Syria

    The Serbian Prosecutor’s Office filed 45 cases against mercenaries who fought in eastern Ukraine and Syria, reported the Serbian newspaper Politika, citing as a source Tatiana Sekulich, who works in the Belgrade prosecutor’s office.

    Last year the Prosecutor's Office filed charges against 24 persons, and rulings were made by the High Court of Belgrade in 28 other cases.

    According to media reports, several dozen Serbs are still in Ukraine and Syria. Under Serbian law, mercenaries and their …

  • President of Serbia called for reducing tension in relations with Ukraine

    Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić stated that it is important to reduce the tension in relations with Ukraine and develop friendly relations, news portal reports.

    Reporters asked Vučić if he believes that the diplomatic conflict between Ukraine and Serbia has been alleviated after Kyiv held consultations with the Ukrainian ambassador in Belgrade, and Belgrade called its ambassador to Kyiv to talk.

    Vučić replied that he hoped to resolve the conflict as soon as possible. According …

  • Serbian Foreign Ministry recalls Ambassador from Kyiv

    Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic recalled Serbian Ambassador to Ukraine Rade Bulatovich for consultations.

    The Minister plans to discuss with the Ambassador current issues concerning relations with Ukraine and “further measures” related to them.

    The Serbian Foreign Ministry emphasizes that Serbia has repeatedly stated its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, which was also confirmed during Serbia’s chairmanship in the OSCE.

    “Serbia has taken a number of concrete steps to …

  • Ukraine expresses concern over the visits of Serbian representatives to Crimea

    On November 7, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, held consultations with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, during which he expressed concern over Serbia’s contact with the annexed Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    “Illegal contacts between representatives of Serbia and the occupied Crimea are causing considerable concern. It is hoped that Serbia will fully adhere to its declared principle of respect …