The presidents or Russia and Serbia, Vladimir Putin and Aleksandar Vucic, will meet in Sochi on Nov. 25 to discuss, among other things, chances for reaching a solution to the Kosovo crisis, Russian News Agency TASS has reported, citing a release from the Kremlin.
“They shall also touch on important matters of the Russia-Serbia strategic partnership in political, trade, economic, cultural, and humanitarian domains, and exchange opinions on the situation in the Balkans, including the chances for resolving the Kosovo issue,” it is said in the release from the Kremlin.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has earlier said that in Sochi on Nov. 25, Putin and Vucic will discuss the international situation, the fight against Covid-19, bilateral relations, and the gas price for Serbia. Peskov stressed that “these would be very important talks with Russia’s ‘ally and friend.’”
On Nov. 24, Vucic said that he would beg Putin and struggle to get a favorable gas price for Belgrade. “I am having the jitters, I cannot say fear because I know Putin, but I am feeling great responsibility for the meeting with Putin and I do not know whether he will approve a favorable gas price for Serbia,” Vucic said ahead of his departure to Russia.