Putin says Russia will offer good gas deal to Serbia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow would continue providing natural gas to Serbia on terms favorable to its ally. Putin voiced confidence that a new contract for gas supplies to Serbia would be signed quickly to replace the current one that expires at year-end.

We will find a solution that would definitely be acceptable to our Serbian friends, Putin said at the start of talks at his Black Sea residence in Sochi with visiting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Putin also noted that Russia would continue to staunchly support Serbia amid recent tensions with Kosovo.

We support your position on the Kosovo settlement, and I hope that the situation will eventually evolve in a way that would conform to the interests of all people living in the region, he said.