Lavrov was headed to meet officials in Serbia, one of Russia's few allies in Europe.

(LaPresse) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has complained about the decision of a number of NATO countries not to let his plane pass through their airspace for a visit to Serbia.

“There have been many questions from the media and about our reaction to the unprecedented decisions that have been taken by some members of the North Atlantic Alliance” that prevented the Russian Foreign Minister’s visit to Serbia, Lavrov complained.

Calling the move “inconceivable,” he lamented that “a sovereign state has been deprived of the right to pursue foreign policy. Serbia’s international activities have been blocked, at least for the moment, in the Russian direction. This is another very clear and instructive demonstration of how much NATO and the European Union can push themselves using the vilest methods,” he added.

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