Category Archives: Serbia

Putin Apologizes to Serbian Leader for ‘Basic Instinct’ Post

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have apologized to Serbia’s president for a social media post by Russia’s diplomatic spokeswoman that appeared to mock him. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova sparked a rare spat between the allies when she posted a photo of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the White House alongside a screengrab of the

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Putin and Milosevic: Blood brothers

2020/07/12 – 19:16 – Euromaidan Press – Article by: David L. Phillips David L. Phillips is the Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Slobodan Milosevic and Vladimir Putin are cut from the same cloth. Just as the West’s experience with Milosevic can inform its approach to Putin, diplomacy during the Yugoslav crisis

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Peaceful protest in Belgrade escalated into mass brawl: 71 people detained

Among the detainees are the pro-Russian far-right politician Srjan Nogo, as well as citizens of Montenegro, Bosnia, Great Britain and Tunisia After mass fights on the fourth night of an anti-government protest in the capital of Serbia, Belgrade, police detained 71 people, as the Associated press reports. Police director Vladimir Rebic said that hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm

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Pro-Russian media spread fakes about Ukraine’s involvement in protests in Serbia – embassy

The Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia called on the media not to disseminate such information. Russian and pro-Russian media are spreading fakes about Ukrainians’ participation in protests against quarantine restrictions that have engulfed the Serbian capital in recent days. This is stated on the official  website of the Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia. “These days, Russian and pro-Russian information resources in the information space of

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Zelensky receives credentials from ambassadors of Serbia, Cuba, Kazakhstan

During the meeting, they discussed prospects for cooperation and trade. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has received credentials from Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Aca Jovanovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Natacha Díaz Aguilera, and Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Darkhan Kaletaev. During a meeting with Ambassador Jovanovic, Zelensky reaffirmed Ukraine’s clear position as regards the sovereignty

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Russia completes delivery of Pantsir missile systems to Serbia

The delivery of the Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems in the amount stipulated in the Russian-Serbian contract has been successfully completed, announced Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation of the Russian Federation, in an interview with the Interfax news agency. Serbia has acquired six Pantsir-S1 missile defense systems. Shugaev said that the systems were

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Russia to deliver first Pantsir missile system to Serbia by the end of the week

The first out of six Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems will be delivered to Serbia by the end of the week, announced the Radio Television of Serbia. The agreement was reportedly reached during a meeting between Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. Shoygu visited Belgrade on February 17. According to the TV channel, the Serbian military has been

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Disinformation sharpened tensions between Serbia and Montenegro

Disinformation sharpened tensions between Serbia and Montenegro The divisive situation around the newly adopted Law on Freedom of religion of Montenegro has been used by disinformation outlets in the region to foment division, resembling the practice already detected in Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia. The adoption of the Law on Freedom of Religion, enacted by the Parliament of Montenegro on 27

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Serbia’s President Accuses Russia of Spying

Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation involving Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday. Vucic’s remarks came after a meeting of the National Security Council which he convened after a video showing a Russian intelligence officer handing money to a Serbian man in Belgrade was made public on YouTube over

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Video of Russian Spy Allegedly Bribing Serbian Agent Sparks Probe

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic ordered an investigation on Wednesday into a video clip that purportedly shows a Russian intelligence officer handing over money to a Serbian man, in an incident that could strain normally warm bilateral relations. A Bulgaria-based investigative reporter, Christo Grozev, said on his Twitter account at the weekend that the clip, posted on YouTube, showed the assistant military

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Late equaliser gives Ukraine 2-2 draw in Serbia – media

22:57, 17 November 2019 UKRAINE The Ukrainians, who had already secured a berth in next year’s 24-nation tournament, finished their campaign top of the group on 20 points from eight games. A stoppage time equaliser by late substitute Artem Besyedin gave Ukraine a 2-2 draw in Serbia after the home side led twice in an entertaining Euro 2020 Group B

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Russia, Serbia Follow ‘Slavic Shield’ With Second Joint Military Drill

Russia and Serbia have carried out successive joint military exercises in the past week, including Russia’s first use of its advanced S-400 missile defense system abroad. Analysts argue that Serbia pursues close ties with fellow Orthodox Christian and majority-Slavic Russia to gain leverage for maneuvering with the West. Serbia is negotiating entry into the European Union and is NATO’s partner

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‘1 OUT Of 5 Million’ Antigovernment Protests Resume in Serbia

August 18, 2019 00:46 GMT The 37th antigovernment protest “One 1 of 5 million” in Belgrade on August 17. BELGRADE – Serbia’s mainstay antigovernment rally resumed on August 17 as hundreds of protesters gathered at Belgrade’s Terazijske fountain to march toward the presidential office with 42 demands for free and fair elections. Associated rallies were held in several other cities

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