Ukraine denies threatening Air Serbia jets

AP , Monday 18 Apr 2022

Ukraine rejected as baseless and false the accusations made by Serbia's president that Ukraine's secret service is behind a series of hoax bomb threats against Air Serbia flights to Russia.

 Oleg Nikolenko
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has claimed that the foreign intelligence services of Ukraine and an unidentified European Union nation are responsible.

The pro-Russian Serbian leader did not provide evidence for his claim. Other Serbian officials alleged that the threats were being sent from Ukraine or Poland. Ukraine's Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nilolenko on Monday called the allegations false.

The Serbian national carrier is the only European airline besides Turkish air companies that have not joined EU flight sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine.

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