Sergei Shoigu, Russia's Minister for Emergency and Calamity Relief, is visiting Serbia. As President Svjetozar Marovic of Serbia and Montenegro was receiving him in Belgrade yesterday thanked the minister for Russian assistance to Serb refugees who fled their homes in Kosovo last week with an outbreak of ethnic Albanian extremist violence.
Russian aid will help refugees to survive in their plight and eventually come back home, said President Marovic.
Mr. Shoigu gave him a detailed account of upcoming humanitarian cargoes from Russia. Many Russian-based companies are eager to engage in Kosovo charity, he added.
Two Russian IL-76 jumbo jets are expected in Belgrade tomorrow to bring tents, bedsteads, bed linen, lamps and kitchen utensils. The two batches will suffice to equip a camp sheltering a thousand refugees. Two refugee camps will be pitched up.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part