According to Vladimir Jabarov, the first deputy chairman of the Committee on International Affairs at the Council of the Russian Federation, Russia should not deliver Russian energy to northern Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria, which did not give permission to fly over the plane of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
– So, the Russian natural gas that those countries receive is absolutely not poisonous for them, while the flight of the plane with the Russian minister “causes serious concern”. The question is, maybe those countries should not supply Russian energy at all? – Džabarov wrote on his “Telegram” channel.
Earlier, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Northern Macedonia banned the flight of Russian government planes through their airspace ahead of today’s visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Serbia.
After that, the spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Maria Zaharova, confirmed that the countries surrounding Serbia closed the skies for Sergei Lavrov’s plane, emphasizing that Moscow is not the one who is building a new “iron curtain”, but that Europe is enclosing Russia, Sputnik notes.