“Serbia and Russia are carefully building and guarding their special ties, Serbian and Russian defense ministers Aleksandar Vulin and Sergei Shoigu have said.

After ceremonially welcoming Shoigu – who is in Serbia for WW2 Belgrade Liberation Day celebrations – Vulin met with him at the Old General Staff building later on Friday, the MoD announced.

According to a statement, Vulin ‘highlighted the closeness of the two countries, because they have always been on the same side.'” (InSerbia)