NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says he won’t refuse a meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Serbia’s capital this week to hear what Turkey’s explanations on the downing of a Russian air force jet.
Sergey Lavrov says he will meet with Mevlut Cavusoglu in Belgrade on the sidelines of an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe meeting « to hear what he has to say. »
Lavrov says he spoke to Cavusoglu by telephone the day after the Russian aircraft was shot down, but heard only « just some excuses. »
Speaking after talks with his Cypriot counterpart on Wednesday, Lavrov said his country’s aim is to ensure that it doesn’t allow the « overflow » of terrorist threats in Turkey from making their way into Russia.
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