Russia and The Balkans

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Putin to Visit Serbia in January; WaPo: “Let Serbia and Kosovo define their own peace”; PM Brnabic Warns Kosovo Authorities to Stop Talking About Central SerbiaPhoto: Office of the President of Russia

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Putin to Visit Serbia in January; WaPo: “Let Serbia and Kosovo define their own peace”; PM Brnabic Warns Kosovo Authorities to Stop Talking About Central Serbia

“The Russian ambassador to Serbia, Alexander Chepurin has conveyed a message of the Russian president Vladimir Putin to his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, suggesting he could visit Serbia in January 2019. Vucic had invited Putin to Belgrade during his latest visit to Moscow, earlier this month. At the […]

Vucic Thanks Putin for Protecting Serbian InterestsPhoto: Office of the President of Russia

Vucic Thanks Putin for Protecting Serbian Interests

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has thanked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for protecting Serbia’s national interests, as the two leaders met for the second time in Moscow this year. ‘I would like to express my deep gratitude to you personally, Mr. President, for your firm position aimed at […]

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Tensions Rise as Thaci Visits Serb-dominated North; Thousands Protest Land Swap; Lawmakers Detained for Threatening Prosecutor; Russia to Support Any Kosovo-Serbia Deal that Serbia AcceptsPhoto: Russia Beyond

Kosovo WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Tensions Rise as Thaci Visits Serb-dominated North; Thousands Protest Land Swap; Lawmakers Detained for Threatening Prosecutor; Russia to Support Any Kosovo-Serbia Deal that Serbia Accepts

“The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, unexpectedly and swiftly visited the Gazivode Lake and Brnjak crossing in north of Kosovo yesterday. Escorted by an entourage of around 20 police and civilian vehicles, armed security officers, and accompanied by his Intelligence Agency and Kosovo Police heads, he addressed the […]

Croatian President Speaks With Russian Foreign Minister About AgrokorPhoto: N1

Croatian President Speaks With Russian Foreign Minister About Agrokor

“Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic spoke about the troubled Agrokor conglomerate with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. The problem of Agrokor has been resolved for the most part, but Russian banks must help get the troubled […]

Vucic Honored to Talk with Vladimir PutinPhoto: Office of the President of Russia

Vucic Honored to Talk with Vladimir Putin

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that he was honored to have the opportunity to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Vucic also noted that he expects this meeting (reportedly on Oct. 2 in Moscow) to have ‘great importance for further strengthening of the friendship between the Serbian […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Banja Luka; Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway Important for the Entire Region; Covic Meets New UK AmbassadorPhoto: Russia Beyond

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Banja Luka; Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway Important for the Entire Region; Covic Meets New UK Ambassador

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied Western allegations that Moscow was interfering in the affairs of Bosnia-Herzegovina, even as he met with the leaders of Republika Srpska in the entity’s capital. Lavrov met in Banja Luka on September 21 with Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik and Serbian Prime […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Amb. to Serbia – Kosovo and Serbia Must Agree on Solution; Serbian FM Meets Russian Counterpart in Bosnia; Vucic to Meet Putin in OctoberVesna Andjic/RFERL

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: US Amb. to Serbia – Kosovo and Serbia Must Agree on Solution; Serbian FM Meets Russian Counterpart in Bosnia; Vucic to Meet Putin in October

“It wouldn’t be wise to ‘deposit’ negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina, especially not until there is something tangible which could end that process, said US Ambassador in Belgrade Kyle Scott. Speaking for FoNet news agency, Scott said the USA is not directly involved in the Serbia-Kosovo talks, which […]