Latest News from Serbia

Lavrov's visit canceled? Russia's MFA: "Our diplomacy has not mastered teleportation"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's visit to Serbia has been cancelled after countries around Serbia closed their airspace to his aircraft, a senior foreign ministry source told the Interfax news agency on Sunday.
"Those reports are accurate," a high-ranking source in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Interfax today.

"Extremely complicated"

Ana Brnabic stated that the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, deals with the logistics of his trip.

Vučić about Lavrov's arrival: It's possible that everything'll be fine, it may not be

The tour started at 3 p.m., and the Ukrainian ambassador Volodymyr Tolkach accompanies the president.
Upon his arrival, the President was greeted with applause, and at the very beginning of the tour, he was interested which cities the refugees came from, as well as whether the children started going to school.

Kosovo Arrests Serb on War Crime Charges

Kosovo Police announced on Friday that a Serb has been arrested near the western town of Istog/Istok for allegedly committing a war crime against the civilian population.

"After an investigative work from the War Crimes Investigative Unit, police identified and arrested a Serb for war crimes against civilian population in Kosovo during 1998-1999," a police statement said.

Slovenia start League B campaign in UEFA Nations League

Ljubljana – The Slovenian men’s football team will open their third campaign in the UEFA Nations League against Sweden in Stožice Stadium in Ljubljana on Thursday in what is Slovenia’s first appearance in the second-tier League B after two years in League C.

Vučić: "We do not interfere in that war, you should not have invited me here" VIDEO

Vui will speak at the panel "Serbia and the EU: Strategic Partnership for the Future" at 3 p.m.
"GLOBSEC 2022" is being held from today until June 4, and the focus of this year's gathering is on mobilizing support and action for Ukraine and the European Neighborhood, including the Western Balkan.

Kosovo police banned liturgy; Serbia's reaction: "It is high time they reacted"

The liturgy was supposed to be held on the occasion of Savior's Day.
"This morning around half past five, the clergy from the church of St. Nicholas started to serve the holy liturgy on the occasion of Savior's Day in the Church of Christ the Savior in Pristina, however, after the policeman identified us, he forbade us to unlock the church," says Father Stanisa.

Fake Bomb Threats Reach Bosnia’s Serb-led Entity

Police in Bosnia's mainly Serbian Republika Srpska entity and Sarajevo Canton have received emailed threats targeting schools.

On Wednesday, several police units in Republika Srpska and Sarajevo Canton received the threatening emails containing bomb threats to elementary and high schools.

US Lawmaker Demands Punishment for Wartime Rape in Kosovo

Congressman Colin Allred said on Tuesday that he has introduced a resolution urging justice for wartime rape survivor Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman and calling for "all those responsible for sexual violence during the Kosovo war" to be investigated and prosecuted.

Ukraine: EU Remains Leery of ‘Symbolic’ Offer of Candidate Status

Yet, despite overwhelming support for Ukraine in its fight for survival against Russian aggression, many of the 27 member states are leery of diminishing the accession process just to make a symbolic gesture to a country in need.

Kosovo Seeks Satellite Images of Suspected War Grave in Serbia

The Kosovo government told BIRN that more satellite images are needed of the Stavalj mine near Sjenica in south-west Serbia, where Kosovo Albanian victims of the Kosovo war are suspected to have been buried, in order to reach a definitive conclusion about whether excavation work at the site should continue or stop.