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Sergey Lavrov: We will Answer London, but only if they Give us a Sample of the Substance

Russia will only respond to a British demand it provide answers about the nerve agent that poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal if London lets Moscow analyze the substance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Why did Juncker travel to Balkans, wonders Moscow daily

Beta agency is reporting this on Monday, citing Moscow-based Kommersant daily.

According to this, the paper also pointed out that in this strategy, "it is clearly indicated that Europe is not interested in strengthening the role of the United States in the region - because in that case, the strengthening of Russia's influence would follow."

Juncker: We are not Forcing Serbia to Choose Between Russia and the EU

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he does not force Serbia to make a choice between Russia and the European Union.

"I did not want the Serbs to make a choice because they have to have good relations with Russia and have such good relations with Europe as far as it is possible," said the European Commission chief in an interview with Euronews.

Foreign Ministers of France and Russia Will Discuss the Prospects For Their Bilateral Relations on Tuesday

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Iv le Drian  will hold talks Tuesday to discuss the prospects for their bilateral relations and to exchange views on the situation in Syria, Ukraine and the Korean Peninsula.

Dacic: Serbia cannot defend national interests without Russia

BELGRADE - International relations today call for a resolute foreign policy in defence of Serbian state interests, which is closely tied to the relations with Russia, FM Ivica Dacic said at the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade Thursday.

"Serbia cannot defend its national and state interests without Russia's help," he said, addressing professors and students.

Dacic, Lavrov: Taci's statement changes nothing

BELGRADE - Serbia and Russia are in broad agreement on most international issues, FMs Ivica Dacic and Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting in Belgrade on Thursday.

When asked to comment on Kosovo President Hasim Taci's statement that a recognition of Kosovo by Russia would be "helpful", they said such a view did not change anything.