The Kremlin condemned this Monday, June 6, a "hostile action" by the three European countries that closed their airspace to the plane carrying Sergei Lavrov (head of Russian diplomacy), preventing him visiting Serbia.
Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesperson, said that such hostile acts against our country could cause certain problems (...),. However, they cannot stop our diplomacy continuing its work." hurry.
Sergei Lavrov stated that "the inconceivable has occurred" at a press conference. He denounced the measure as "scandalous".
European countries surrounding Serbia have shut down their airspace to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s plane, Russian foreign affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova reported.
"Today (...) The countries around Serbia closed the channel for communication, refusing the overflight of Sergei Lavrov’s plane which was heading to Serbia," Ms. Zakharova stated on Sunday evening. She was quoted by Russian press agencies to the Italian television channel La7. "The Russian delegation was supposed arrive in Belgrade to participate in talks. She added that NATO and EU member countries had closed their airspace.
According to Vecernje Novosti, this includes Serbia's three neighbouring countries, which are North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria. According to Interfax, a Russian diplomatic source said that the Russian minister's visit has been cancelled. The source said that Russian diplomacy had not yet learned how teleport.