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Patriarch Kirill urged the Montenegrin authorities to stop the persecution of the Church

Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill urged the Montenegrin authorities to stop the persecution of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) and to repeal its discriminatory law, it follows from the open letter of the Patriarch on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.

In December 2019, the Parliament of Montenegro, by majority of votes of the ruling coalition approved the law "On freedom of conscience and religion and the legal status of religious communities", which caused a strong public reaction and protests. The Serbian Orthodox Church, fear that the law will facilitate the seizure of the property of SPTS and its transmission in the unrecognized Montenegrin Orthodox world "Autocephalous" Church. At the same time the Synod of the Russian Church urged all local Orthodox churches to speak in support of the canonical Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

In the state Duma commented on the riots in Serbia

The destabilization of the situation in Serbia does not meet the interests of Russia in the Balkan Peninsula, told RIA Novosti member of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Elena Panina, commenting on the accusations against Russia of involvement in anti-government riots in Belgrade.

Earlier, Serbian Pro-Western NGOs "Centre for Euro-Atlantic studies" (CEAS) and a number of local media published information about the "Russian trace" in anti-government speeches. The Russian Ambassador responded by saying that such accusations are "primitive Russophobic cliches". The Russian foreign Ministry called the reports "surge" designed to cast a shadow on the Russian-Serbian partnership.

Shoigu thanked the Minister of defence of Serbia for participation in the Victory parade

The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu sent a letter of thanks Serbian counterpart Alexander Volino for the participation of Serbian military delegation in the parade of Victory in Moscow.

The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic at the head of the Serbian delegation attended the Victory parade on June 24 in Moscow. The Ministry of defence of Serbia sent 75 guardsmen who marched on the red square.

Serbia has no evidence of the involvement of the Russian Federation to actions against the government

Serbia has no evidence linking Russia to be held in the country in the past few days of anti-government demonstrations, was seen "weirdos" from other States, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.

"I have no proof of this, and I can't say I have," said Vucic, the TV channel Pink in response to the question about the possible involvement of Russia.

Vucic has called the protests in Serbia is meaningless

In protest to the national Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia in Belgrade on Sunday involved less than 500 people, said the evening President Aleksandar Vucic, calling these meetings are meaningless.

In Belgrade and other cities of Serbia from 7 July evening held mass protests against government policies against the background of restrictive measures because of COVID-19. The action on Sunday was the smallest.

The European Union has welcomed resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo

The European Union welcomes the resumption of the Sunday dialogue on the normalization of relations between Serbia and the breakaway Republic of Kosovo with the mediation of Brussels.

"We just finished a virtual meeting with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hoti Avdullah. I am glad to say that after the summit in Paris on Friday and today's meeting of the comprehensive dialogue on the normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo resumed after a break of 20 months," said EU special representative for dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Miroslav Lajcak.

During the searches of the protesters in Serbia found "Molotov cocktails"

Police found during the searches of protesters in the capital of Serbia prepared Molotov cocktails and gas masks, said the Deputy mayor of Belgrade Goran Vesic.

In Belgrade and other cities of Serbia from 7 July evening held mass protests against government policies against the background of restrictive measures because of COVID-19. The Director of police of Serbia Vladimir Rebić said on Saturday that during the riots the night before, injured 14 police officers (from the beginning of the protests - 130) arrested 71 people. Deputy mayor Goran Vesic said that the damage to the Serbian capital from the violent protests in the city center, until July 9 was one million euros, counting losses continues. From Saturday to Sunday, the protest passed almost peacefully, with the arrest of a few aggressive protesters at the end.

Vucic promised to deal with rioted in Belgrade hooligans

The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic has promised to deal with all the hooligans involved in the riots in Belgrade during anti-government demonstrations.

On Friday evening in front of the Parliament building in the capital of Serbia for the fourth time, the performances were ended by the attack on the police, disperse the crowd with tear gas.

Vucic has assessed the requirements of Kosovo negotiations under the auspices of the European Union

The requirements of the authorities of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo in the negotiations under the auspices of the EU are meaningless, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.

On Friday, Vucic is on a visit to Paris, where he arrived to hold a video-conference on the question of Kosovo on the initiative of Germany, France and the EU. Upon arrival, he was familiarized with the demands of the Kosovo Albanian authorities.

Balkan redistribution. Serbia is trying to negotiate with Kosovo

Serbia and Kosovo are planning to resume the talks and to discuss the possibility of a new redistribution of borders in the Balkans. Intermediaries are Germany and France. The EU hopes that the discussion will bring a solution to the Kosovo issue, but in advance warn about any exchange of territories could not be considered. Ready to compromise Belgrade and Pristina, to understand RIA Novosti.

Brussels has regained a leading role in the Kosovo settlement after this failed DC. Scheduled for the end of June, the negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina with the mediation of Donald trump failed because the charges against Hashim Thaci accusations of spectaculator the Hague court.

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