BELGRADE, September 17 /ITAR-TASS/. Serbia will seek peaceful settlement to the Ukraine crisis, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said at a closed door meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov on Wednesday.
Vucic said he was satisfied with a good level of relations existing between Serbia and Russia, as well as by frequent meetings and contacts held by the two countries’ leaders and officials, the Serbian government’s press service reported after the meeting.
The Serbian prime minister expressed concern over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, adding that Serbia supported a peaceful solution to the Ukraine crisis.
Meshkov, in turn, “thanked Serbia for its support and understanding of a situation in which Russia has found itself in the context of the Ukraine crisis,” the Serbian government’s press service went on to say.
It also quoted Meshkov as saying that Russia was ready to strengthen cooperation with Serbia in all fields and that Moscow respected the Serbian government’s independent and responsible foreign policy stance.