Russian Ambassador to Belgrade, Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, left the Socialist Party of Serbia conference on Saturday because of the statements made by the president of Greece's opposition party SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras.
According to posts by the Serbian-based diplomat on Twitter, the message of Alexis Tsipras was "baseless and contained false accusations against Russia, defaming my country".
“I was forced to withdraw from the congress of the Socialist Party of Serbia from the beginning because of the video message from the official opposition leader in Greece, Alexis Tsipras," he wrote. "The Greek started with completely baseless, false accusations against Russia, defaming my country."
In his second message, the Russian diplomat expressed his regret for the fact that with his departure he was unable to hear the speech of the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.
Веома ми је жао што због тога нисам био присутан говору Председника Србије Александра Вучића.
— Александр Боцан-Харченко (@ABocanHarcenko) December 17, 2022
According to ERT, in his message, among other things, Alexis Tsipras spoke of "illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine" pointing out that it is "a violation of international law that cannot be accepted".
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