Sergey Lavrov allowed to land in Skopje


Nov 26, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


A Russian delegation that is to travel to North Macedonia to attend the OSCE ministerial summit, and which should comprise Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, will be allowed to land in the North Macedonian capital of Skopje, as the Government has decided to lift the overflight ban on Russian planes just for this one flight.

The North Macedonian ministries of defense and foreign affairs will issue permission for the overflight and landing of the plane carrying the Russian delegation, and this information has been confirmed by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of North Macedonia, reported Radio Free Europe.

There has been no confirmation that Lavrov will head the delegation at the summit on November 30 and December 1. Diplomatic sources from OSCE said the Russian delegation will include about 80 people, including Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova and over 20 Russian journalists.