Russia-Ukraine war: Lavrov ‘forced to cancel Serbia visit’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Serbian media say Russian international minister’s Belgrade go to cancelled after three European international locations shut their airspace to his aircraft.

A go to to Serbia by Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov has been cancelled after international locations across the Balkan nation closed their airspace to his plane, in keeping with media reviews.

North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Montenegro all refused to permit Lavrov’s aircraft to make use of their airspace, Serbian each day Vecernje Novosti reported on Sunday.

The Interfax information company stated a senior diplomatic supply has confirmed the Serbian media report.

“Our diplomacy has but to grasp teleportation,” the supply instructed the Russian information company.

There was no fast remark from the Russian international ministry.

Lavrov had been as a consequence of arrive within the Serbian capital, Belgrade, on Monday.

Moscow’s high diplomat has been sanctioned by the West over Russia’s warfare in Ukraine.

The European Union has additionally closed its airspace to Russian plane because of the invasion.

Serbia, which has shut cultural ties with Russia, has fended off strain to take sides over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and has not joined Western sanctions towards Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic agreed final month that Russia would proceed supplying pure fuel to Serbia, whereas different international locations have been minimize off for refusing to pay for Russian fuel in roubles.