Russian Spokeswoman Apologizes for Facebook Post About Serbian President

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has apologized for a Facebook post in which she compared the photo of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump to a scene from the iconic thriller “Basic Instinct.” 
Zakharova, however, did not miss the chance to hit at the United States. “UPD (update) I apologize, but my post was misinterpreted! The only thing that was held in it was the rejection of arrogant attitude from the ‘exceptional.’” “Protocol tricks have become one of the techniques that American officials regularly go to artificially create the visibility of their own exclusivity. And this is unacceptable.” Если Вас позвали в БД, а стул поставили так, будто Вы на допросе, садитесь как на фото #2. Кем бы Вы ни были. Просто…Posted by FILE – President Donald Trump’s special envoy on Serbia and Kosovo Richard Grenell speaks during a signing ceremony with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic sitting at a desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Sept. 4, 2020.He also said that during his visit last week in Washington he defended Serbia’s close ties with Moscow, including his opposition to Western sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine and an arms’ purchase from Russia. Marko Djuric, an official with Vucic’s ruling party, took on Twitter to defend Vucic.
“This president did not say a single bad word against Russia, not even in that place (the White House.) … I will not allow you to attack proud Serbia. Shame on you!” А замисли тај председник ниједну ружну реч против Русије није рекао, чак ни на том месту. А замисли тај председник је код руског председника и по сат и по времена чекао на пријем и никада није тражио посебну столицу. Ја Вам не дозвољавам да нападате поносну Србију. Срам Вас било!
— Марко Ђурић (@markodjuric) FILE – President Donald Trump (C), Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic (L) and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti (R) listen as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a signing ceremony in the White House in Washington, Sept. 4, 2020.Vucic was in Washington last week to sign a U.S.-brokered agreement with Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti to normalize economic relations between the two countries. Vucic and Hoti commended the agreement as a significant step forward.      Trump who also signed the document at the White House ceremony Friday (September 4), called the agreement “historic,” saying that “after a violent and tragic history and years of failed negotiations, my administration proposed a new way of bridging the divide.” At the heart of the dispute between the former foes, is Serbia’s refusal to recognize Kosovo’s independence, declared unilaterally in 2008.      Most Western nations, including the United States, have recognized Kosovo. Russia and China have not.     

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