The visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Belgrade on June 6-7 was canceled after three countries neighboring Serbia refused to allow his plane into their airspace.
This was reported by the BBC.
EU country Bulgaria refused to let Lavrov's plane through, along with Northern Macedonia and Montenegro, countries which, like Serbia, hope to join the EU.
The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the cancellation of Lavrov's visit.
Commenting on the actions of the Balkan countries, a source at the Russian Foreign Ministry said that "our diplomacy has not yet mastered teleportation."
As we know, Russian planes were banned from using EU airspace after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
On Sunday, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said that the situation around Lavrov's arrival in Belgrade was "extremely complicated" and that the logistics of his trip were handled personally by President Aleksandar Vucić.
During his stay in Belgrade, Lavrov was to meet with Vucic, Foreign Minister Nikolaj Selakovic, Parliament Speaker Ivica Dačić, and Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Porfirić.