20:09 GMT17 January 2021
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    Serbian participation in the efforts undertaken by Russia to stabilize the situation in Syria has proved once again that Moscow and Belgrade are maintaining open and confident cooperation, according to the Russian defense minister.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held an informal meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday and thanked Belgrade for its support of the Russia-initiated humanitarian operation in Syria's Aleppo.

    "We are grateful to Serbia for its support of our initiative to carry out a humanitarian operation in Aleppo, as well as for the delivery of a humanitarian aid package to Syria. Serbia has put words into action and demonstrated its readiness to help the Syrian people in these difficult times," Shoigu said at the meeting.

    According to Shoigu, Serbian participation in the efforts undertaken by Russia to stabilize the situation in Syria has proved once again that Moscow and Belgrade are maintaining open and confident cooperation.

    In October, the Serbian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Jovan Krivokapic said that Belgrade was going to send some 50 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Syria, including sugar, flour, oil, sleeping bags, blankets, medication, clothes and shoes. A Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft delivered the humanitarian cargo to the war-torn country.

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    Aleksandar Vucic, humanitarian operation, The Syrian war, Sergei Shoigu, Serbia, Syria, Russia
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