“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 protecting international law and the crucial national and state interests of Serbia,’ Vucic told Putin at the Kremlin on October 2, according to TASS news agency. (RFE/RL)