It should always be remembered that the Soviet people won over Nazism and liberated the European nations from the conquerer, Russia's President Vladimir Putin told the military parade in Moscow marking the end of the WW II, the news agencies reported on Wednesday.
The traditional parade held on May 9 had to be moved due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Besides Vucic, the other guests included: Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, and the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The armed forces from 13 countries took place in the parade.
Though not announced as a guest, Vucic's brother Andrej was filmed close to Putin during the parade. N1 unsuccessfully attempted to get an explanation in what capacity younger Vucic was in Moscow and whether he was a part of the official delegation from Belgrade but did not receive any answer from Aleksandar Vucic's office.
"The Soviet people ended the horrible Holocaust, saved the world from fascism. It is beyond comprehension what would have happened to the world if there were no Red Army," Putin added.
Putin said Russia would never forget the WW II allies' contribution, and that he respected the accomplishments of all members of the anti-Hitler coalition.
He said Russia was ready for a dialogue and cooperation in the most critical international issues, like the creation of the collective security system necessary for the contemporary world which changed so quickly.
"Only together can we protect ourselves from dangerous threats," Putin said.