The Kremlin reacts to footage of Russian intelligence officer made in Belgrade
Earlier today, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko
Commenting on an investigation about video footage showing a Russian intelligence officer allegedly handing over money to another person, whose identity has not yet been officially confirmed, the Kremlin said it is certain that nothing can disrupt relations between Moscow and Belgrade, Reuters reported.
"In their character, relations with Serbia are those of partners, brothers, and allies. Nothing can affect that. We don't know what the incident is about, and that is yet to be determined," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Earlier today, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Botsan-Kharchenko.
The meeting was organized after the release of the video, whose authenticity has been confirmed by the security agency BIA. The president of Serbia convened a session of the Council for National Security for Thursday on that occasion.
Yesterday, the head of the BIA Analytics Directorate, Relja Zeljski, said that a large number of intelligence and security systems are currently operating in the territory of Serbia.
As he said at the time, the BIA confirmed the authenticity of the recording and determined that a Russian intelligence is seen in the video - but the details of the identity of the other person have not been made public.