Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was due to meet Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, his counterpart Nikola Selakovic and Serbian Patriarch Porfirije.
Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic looks set to extend his rule over the Balkan nation after a decade of tightening his grip over the levers of power.
Some 6.5 million voters are choosing the president, a new parliament and local authorities in the capital, Belgrade, and over a dozen other towns and municipalities.
Turkiye's President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed the crisis in Bosnia with Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, adding that Ankara will step up its diplomacy on the matter.
The move comes after Kosovo deployed police to the area after its government last Monday decided to require drivers with Serbian registration plates to put on temporary ones when entering Kosovo.
What started as a regular police operation by Kosovo’s police forces to enforce the law has resulted in Serbia’s President using sabre-rattling rhetoric harking back to the dark old days of the 1990s.
In an unexpected move last week, Trump said that Serbia and Kosovo had agreed to normalise economic ties as part of US-brokered talks that include Belgrade moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and other Serbian officials reacted furiously to a social media post by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson ridiculing Vucic sitting across US President Donald Trump at his Oval Office table.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti "show their firm commitment to the EU-facilitated dialogue among them,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said.
Serbia refuses to recognise Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence after the province broke away in the bloody 1998-99 war that was ended only by a NATO bombing campaign against Serb troops.
Fourteen policemen have been injured in the rioting when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in downtown Belgrade, police director Vladimir Rebic says.
The leaders of Germany and France led a new effort to breathe life into long-stalled talks between Serbia and Kosovo but Serbia's president said the Europeans have unrealistic expectations.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2022 TRT World.