“Aleksandar Vucic and Ana Brnabic have asked China’s ambassador to tell the Chinese leadership that Serbia has never ‘never’ been in a more difficult situation.

Chinese Ambassador Li Manchang responded to this on Friday on Belgrade by saying he will notify the president of China about this in the course of the day.

‘The incursion of the Rosu unit to North Mitrovica has shown that the KFOR forces, or NATO, deliberately deceived general public, and today it is clear to everyone on whose orders and in collusion with which forces NATO representatives have lied,’ said Vucic.

Li said that China ‘perfectly understands what is happening in Kosovo and Metohija’ and that this is ‘an already well-known scenario of attack on the integrity of Serbia.'” (B92)

“Aleksandar Vucic informed Russia Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin on Friday in Belgrade that ‘Serbia has no reason to trust KFOR or NATO in Kosovo.’

The president, and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, met with the top Russian diplomat in this country on Friday morning, shortly after the Albanian police raid and arrests in the Serb North in Kosovo.” (B92)

“Serbia’s Armed Forces are ready and prepared to follow every order issued by President Aleksandar Vucic and protect Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, Serbia’s Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Sunday.

‘We have concluded all preparations and whether we will or we will not, that is up to Serbia’s leadership,’ he told Serbia’s public broadcaster.” (N1)

“EU Ambassador to Serbia Sem Fabrizi has condemned yesterday’s assault on the president of Levica Srbije (Serbian Left) party Borko Stefanović and two party activists.

‘I heard with great concern about the aggression towards Borko Stefanović. Political adversaries cannot be transformed into enemies. Politically motivated violence is not acceptable and should be condemned,’ wrote Fabrizi on Twitter.

Stefanović was assaulted on Friday afternoon in the town of Kruševac before a townhall meeting of the opposition coalition Alliance for Serbia. During the incident, the back of his head was cracked by a metal rod, for which he ended up in hospital, while two Serbian Left activists were also injured.” (EWB)

“Vojvodina is marking 100 years since its parliament approved the province ’s separation from Hungary and its annexation to the Kingdom of Serbia on November 25, 1918.

The anniversary will be marked as the Vojvodina Day for the first time.

A museum dedicated to the event was opened in Novi Sad and will display artefacts about the decision, its actors and the centuries-long strive of Serbs to realise their political and other rights.” (N1)

“Russia’s Gazprom gas giant is developing plans to extend a multibillion-dollar gas pipeline to four south and central European countries via Turkey, Russian media have reported.

Turkish Stream, or TurkStream, is part of Moscow’s efforts to bypass Ukraine as a gas transit route to Europe, which imports around a third of its gas needs from Gazprom. Construction of its offshore part was completed earlier this week.

TurkStream gas will travel from Turkey to Bulgaria, then Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia, Russia’s Kommersant business daily reported Thursday, citing data published by the countries’ transmission operators.” (Moscow Times)