MOSCOW, June 6. /TASS/. No one will ruin the relations between Russia and Serbia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at an online conference on essential issues of the international agenda on Monday.
"I know there will be plenty of explanations that we have not heard yet. The countries that refused to allow the Russian plane (to fly to Serbia - TASS), will say they were ordered by the European Union and NATO, which in their turn will say those countries took independent decisions, but you are perfectly aware of all this. The main thing is that no one will manage to ruin our relations with Serbia," Russia’s top diplomat said.
Lavrov was expected to make a visit to Serbia on June 6-7. Serbia’s Vecernje Novosti newspaper reported earlier that Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro had refused to open an air corridor for Lavrov’s aircraft. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed that Serbia’s neighboring countries had closed their airspace to the plane.