Putin discusses Ukraine, Kosovo developments with his Serbian counterpart

MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic discussed the situation in Ukraine and developments around Kosovo during their phone talk, the Kremlin’s press office reported on Sunday.
“The sides continued an exchange of opinions on a number of international issues: the situation in Ukraine and the developments around Kosovo,” the Kremlin press office said in a statement.
Both presidents reaffirmed “their mutual determination to consistently bolster Russia-Serbia strategic partnership based on traditional ties of the peoples of the two countries,” the statement reads.
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Vucic: We have secured good gas price, oil formula to remain in place

BELGRADE – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday he had agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin a favourable deal on natural gas imports from Russia and that the price would continue to be based on a 100 pct crude oil formula.
“Putin and I had a very good conversation. We talked about several different topics. The most important one for us are our bilateral relations, and we touched upon several things. For us, the most important thing is the May 31 expiry of a gas agreement that has been in place for 10 years. What I can say is that we agreed the main elements, which are very favourable for Serbia,” Vucic explained, adding that a crude oil formula-based price Serbia had been paying for Russian gas was definitely the lowest price in Europe.
“We agreed to sign the agreement, the first element, for three years, rather than for a month, as some have been saying. That suits the Serbian side extremely well,” Vucic said.
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