Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation
PM Ana Brnabic and Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Aleksandrovych on Friday "confirmed the readiness of the two countries to improve bilateral cooperation."
According to a government statement cited by Tanjug, they also assessed that there were "great opportunities to strengthening economic ties between Serbia and Ukraine, especially when it comes to cooperation between SMEs."
The Ukrainian embassy in Belgrade sent an open letter to Kusturica on Tuesday, warning that anyone who breaches the country's Law on Temporarily Occupied Territories by visiting Russian-annexed Crimea will be prosecuted.
"One of the punishments for a breach of the law is a ban on entering Ukrainian territory for a five-year period," the embassy said in the letter.
The well-known Serbian director Emir Kusturica arrived today on the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia from Ukraine, to give a concert with his group "Smoking forbidden".They will play together in Yalta.
"I know there are wonderful landscapes and pretty girls in Yalta," he told journalists on his arrival at the regional capital, Simferopol, quoted by RIA Novosti.
President Emmanuel Macron said Monday France refuses to recognise Russia's "annexation" of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, AFP reported.
Speaking after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Paris, Macron said: "France is committed to Ukraine's sovereignty with its recognised borders."/FOCUS News Agency/
After Moscow's decision to ban entry to that country of some senior officials of Montenegro, Podgorica has responded with similar measures.
Namely, Montenegro has decided to ban 149 nationals of Russia and Ukraine from entry, because of, as stated, the role of Russia in the Ukraine crisis and the annexation of Crimea.