BELGRADE – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday urged unity in the fight against terrorism, noting that the 1999 bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) was the opening of Pandora’s box and that the consequences, which are felt to this day, are no contribution to solving the crisis in Ukraine.

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PHOTO: TANJUG/ OKSANA TOSKIC

Addressing the plenary meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Belgrade, he echoed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement at a UN General Assembly session that Middle Eastern countries must become involved in defeating the Islamic State and other paramilitary groups.

That is the main priority today, it is like fighting the Nazis in the past, he noted.

Speaking about the migrant crisis, Lavrov said that closer cooperation with partners in the Mediterranean region is required.