"10 years ago, CNN advertised Kosovo as a land of opportunity. It's not a state yet"

A Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Spokeswoman assessed for Kurir that today, Kosovo is a black hole in Europe, where organized crime and corruption are flourishing and where an atmosphere of national and religious hatred and intolerance is being created.

Zakharova: Provocation preceding an important visit

"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.

Moscow does not want Belgrade to choose between Russia and EU

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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."

Lavrov to meet with Dacic, Guterres in St Petersburg

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.