Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic expressed his dissatisfaction with the refusal of Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro to provide an air corridor for the plane of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, which made it impossible for the Russian minister to visit Belgrade.
The Serbian leader stated this at a meeting with the Russian ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko.
“President Vučić expressed dissatisfaction with the circumstances that prevented the arrival of the head of Russian diplomacy Lavrov,” the Serbian leader’s press service said in a statement following the meeting.
In addition, Vucic noted that Serbia intends to continue to follow its policy of independence and autonomy in decision-making.
The Serbian leader also specified that the country “will continue to maintain military neutrality.”
Earlier, the Serbian newspaper Vecherniye Novosti reported that Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro closed their airspace for Lavrov’s aircraft to fly into Serbia.