Ekaterina Shtukina / RIA Novosti
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Serbia, where these days celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade from Nazi invaders. On Saturday, October 19, RIA Novosti reported.
At the airport, Medvedev met the Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, the Russian Ambassador in the country Alexander Botan-Kharchenko and the company of the guard of the Serbian armed forces.
The Russian Prime Minister and delegation members visited the parade of military equipment at the airport Batajnica near Belgrade. It took part 2.4 thousand troops, 100 vehicles and 25 helicopters, including armored vehicles BRDM-2, MiG-29 and helicopters Mi-35 and Mi-17 that Serbia was provided by Russia as military aid.
Medvedev will discuss with his Serbian counterpart cooperation issues, followed by broader Russian-Serbian negotiations.
Earlier, Medvedev gave an interview to the Serbian newspaper Večernje novosti, in which he protested the US policy in Europe. According to the Prime Minister’s desire to boost its influence in European countries, including the Balkans, harms, because the United States supports only economically advantageous to the White house ideas.
The Belgrade operation, during which was released the city, closed on 20 October 1944. It was attended by soldiers of the red army, the Yugoslav partisans and Bulgarian troops. The Soviet Union lost from four to seven thousand people dead, Germany is 45 thousand. These were the main forces of army group “Serbia”. Then was released the rest of the territory of Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.
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