According to Radio Television of Serbia, Vucic said that Putin had «shown friendship towards Serbia», following a meeting where the renewal of Serbia's gas supply contract due to expire at the end of the year was discussed.
- We managed to get ... for the next 6 months a gas price of an incredible $270, so that our price does not change
- we also got an increase in the amount of gas in those 6 months and we got flexibility [in monthly delivery], for which I especially begged Putin
European spot prices are much higher, with the TTF December contract currently trading at around €89/MWh, or $1,070/1000 m3.
Serbia gets all its gas from Russia save for a modest amount it produces domestically.
Russia's TASS news agency recently reported that Vucic was seeking to secure 3 billion m3/year of Russian supply over the next 10 years.
According to a meeting transcript published on the Kremlin's website, Putin told Vucic that the 2 sides would come to an agreement that was «acceptable to our Serbian friends».
He said that Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabic was expected in Moscow for talks in December.