“We recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity within the framework of international law, and for this reason, despite excellent relations between Tehran and Moscow, we have not recognized the separation of Crimea from Ukraine,” he said.
“We have not recognized the separation of Luhansk and Donetsk from Ukraine because we insist on our consistent principle in foreign policy.”
He stressed that Russia’s war against Ukraine is a “difficult situation” caused by “provocations from NATO and Western countries.”
Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Serbia, had previously criticized Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and stated that Crimea and Donbas are Ukrainian territories. He is thought to be one of Putin’s closest allies.
The president went on to say that he hadn’t talked to Putin in “many months.”
Iran supplied Russia with hundreds of suicide drones. On December 28, a source in the Iranian state media stated that Iran would soon receive 24 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets in exchange for Iranian-made drones and ballistic missiles.
Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said on Jan. 13 that Moscow is currently in talks with Tehran about exchanging nuclear technology for Iranian weapons.
“Allowing these processes to go on poses a major threat to the world,” he said.