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On June 14, the international exercises Slavic Brotherhood 2019 started in Serbia with the participation of Russia and Belarus.
According to the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry, the joint exercises of the three countries will be held until June 27. About 600 troops will participate in them.
About 200 paratroopers from Russia, 300 soldiers from Serbia and up to 60 military from Belarus participate in the exercise. The exercises will involve more than 50 units of wheeled and …
In an interview with the Serbian newspaper Politika, the Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that "aggressive policy" of Russia is the main threat to NATO.
He also noted that among other threats, there are the activities of hackers, terrorism, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Secretary-General called the overall security situation "the most unforeseen" in many years, stressing the importance of NATO in these conditions.
"The strong ties between Europe and …
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order appointing Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko as Russia's Ambassador to Serbia. The document was published on the Internet portal of legal information.
Botsan-Kharchenko is a MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) graduate, and he has worked in the structures of the European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry in the 2000s and, in particular, was a representative of Russia in the International Negotiating Commission to Kosovo. …
Mirjana “Mira” Marković, the widow of former Serbian President Slobodan Milošević, passed away in Russia where she had been living since the early 2000s. She was 77 years old.
One of her close friends, Milutin Mrkonjić, confirmed the news with the BBC News Serbian service. He added that the date and place of the funeral is still under discussion.
Belgrade media reported that Mirjana Marković died in a hospital in Moscow. BBC was unable to confirm this information as Moscow hospitals disclose …
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucić compared the situation with the Crimea, which was annexed by Russia, and the disputed region of Kosovo, which is trying gain full independence from Belgrade.
According to him, Serbia cannot recognize the Crimea as belonging to Russian because it can be used by Western countries in the dispute over Kosovo’ independence.
"If we were to do it today [recognize the annexation of the Crimea], we would have an analogy with Kosovo. They would say that according to …
Serbia is not going to join the North Atlantic Alliance, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on March 24, speaking at the ceremony commemorating the victims of the NATO attack on Yugoslavia in 1999.
“The Serbian people do not wish to join the North Atlantic Alliance. Military neutrality is a natural choice by the Serbian state,” he said, stressing that the Serbian people do not want NATO membership.
Serbian protestors have been demanding the resignation of President Vučić, fair elections …
The Serbian government made a final decision to start the construction of the gas pipeline that will pass from Bulgaria to Hungary through the territory of the country, stated Minister of Mining and Energy of Serbia Aleksandar Antić, the local Kurir newspaper reported.
The customer for the construction of the gas pipeline is Gastrans d.o.o. Novi Sad (51% and 49% of which are owned by Gazprom and Serbiagas, respectively). The pipeline will be 400 km long and will have a capacity of 13.88 …
Russia is ready to invest $1.4 billion into Serbia’s economy in order to construct the TurkStream gas pipeline through the country, RBC news agency reports.
“We are ready to invest the necessary resources, which are approximately $ 1.4 billion,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference with his Serbian colleague, Aleksandar Vucic. Putin added that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has supported the idea to extend the pipeline to Europe.
Earlier, in an interview with …
In a press conference after meeting with Serbian President Aleksander Vučić, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the risk of transiting Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine.
According to Putin, the Russian delegation to the trilateral gas meeting in Brussels will bring up this issue.
“The management of Gazprom will be in Brussels next week, and will discuss a number of collaboration matters. Incidentally, [they will also discuss] transit through Ukraine, taking into account the …
Serbian security forces detained a man in the town of Novi Pazar in Southern Serbia, who was suspected of being a militant of Islamic State, reports the Serbian news outlet the Informer citing its source. Serbian Security forces suspect him of plotting to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the newspaper Kurir, 21-year-old Armin Alibashevich was detained by police on January 15. A scoped rifle was found in his backpack, leading the police and the Security Intelligence …