Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic held talks in Athens todaywhich the two leaders described as “good” and “open”.

Serbia has repeatedly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine both in the United Nations and in other international forums, but has not imposed sanctions on Moscow.

It also maintains commercial and military cooperation with its traditional ally Russia, while also seeking to join the EU.

In April, leaked Pentagon documents revealed that Serbia had agreed to supply Kiev with weapons and ammunition.

Vucic said his country has never sold weapons or ammunition to Ukraine or Russia although Serbian weapons may have reached the battlefield via third countries.

“An open, honest and constructive meeting with the president of Serbia,” Zelenskiy, who attended the informal dinner with Western Balkan leaders held in Athens, wrote on the Telegram messaging app, under a photo of the two leaders they exchange handshakes.

Without going into detail, Zelensky wrote: “Useful discussion regarding the Charter of the United Nations and the inviolability of borders... About the common future of our nations in the common European family, about the development of our relations that are in our common interest,” the Ukrainian president wrote.

For his part, in an Instagram post, Vucic wrote that he had a “good and open” conversation with Zelenskiy on issues including the territorial integrity of the two countries.

Ukraine does not recognize Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008. At the same time, Belgrade does not recognize Russia’s annexation of parts of Ukraine.

“We reviewed the developments in Ukraine and Kosovo and I emphasized once again that Serbia respects the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Vucic wrote.

The two leaders made statements in support of both countries’ bid to join the EU.