"Now, as the meeting at the highest level is approaching, we are used to the emergence of interesting stories a week or a few days ahead of important top officials meetings. And then the time goes by and all of this is being dismissed, and turns out to be a cheap provocation", Zakharova said on a regular press conference, Sputnik reports.
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The choice between the EU and Russia is a sovereign right of Serbia, but Moscow does not want Belgrade to face such a choice, says Maria Zakharova.
This was the response of the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when asked to comment on Serbian PM Ana Brnabic's statement about picking the EU "if forced to choose."
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Maria Zakharova has called "absurd" the statements made by US officials regarding the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in Nis, southern Serbia.
MOSCOW - Russian FM Sergey Lavrov will on Friday meet with Serbian FM Ivica Dacic on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Maria Zakharova, spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, announced on Wednesday.
Lavrov will also meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, TASS reported Zakharova as saying.