Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an extraordinary apology to his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic for a senior Russian legitimate’s Fb put up which angered Mr Vucic.
Mr Vucic informed Serbian TV in regards to the apology and the Kremlin showed it.
Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted a photograph of Mr Vucic sitting reverse President Donald Trump within the White Area and underneath it a photograph of actress Sharon Stone’s legs.
Ms Zakharova herself later apologised.
The provocative screenshot of the crossed legs got here from the movie Fundamental Intuition, in a scene the place Sharon Stone’s persona in short exposes herself.
Ms Zakharova’s put up mentioned Mr Vucic regarded as though he used to be being interrogated by means of President Trump.
“If you’re invited to the White Area however your chair stands like you’re in an interrogation, you must take a seat like within the image quantity 2. Whoever you’re. Simply agree with me,” Ms Zakharova wrote.
On Sunday she up to date the put up with an apology, pronouncing her feedback were misunderstood. She mentioned she used to be taking intention at American “vanity”, now not the Serbian chief.
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On Thursday Mr Vucic informed Serbian TV: “President Putin hasn’t ever apologised to me for anything else, and neither has [Russian Foreign Minister] Sergei Lavrov. However each did.”
Mr Vucic mentioned he had spoken to Mr Putin by means of telephone, and he added: “I feel we have now excellent family members and for me this used to be a passing, unimportant incident.”
Vucic fury at ‘vulgarity’
Ms Zakharova’s put up got here after Mr Vucic had signed a co-operation care for Kosovo on the White Area, and has been observed as an indication of Russian inflammation with Serbian-US ties.
Serbia has lengthy been a key best friend of Russia’s within the Balkans, and neither nation recognises Kosovo’s independence.
Mr Vucic used to be livid with Ms Zakharova’s put up. In televised feedback he mentioned “Maria Zakharova speaks most commonly about herself, and the primitivism and vulgarity she confirmed speaks of her, and by means of God, of those that positioned her there”.
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