Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this in Moscow after his meeting with Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic, adding that the West also needs to force Pristina leaders to stop with provocations and confrontational policy aimed against Belgrade.
Dacic, who also serves as first deputy PM, on Tuesday received Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin, to discuss "joint activities and plans for further development of bilateral cooperation in the coming period."
Turkey and Russia will hold a planning group meeting under the leadership of the two countries' foreign ministers, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Sergei Lavrov, in the southern province of Antalya on March 29. They are expected to discuss a number of bilateral issues as well as developments in Syria.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis commenced an effort to build closer ties with Russian leaders in talks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in Moscow.
Russia can depend on Greece as a reliable partner, conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday, adding that a New Democracy government would work toward strengthening bilateral ties between Athens and Moscow.