EU/USSR2 Files: Belgrade, Budapest walk tightrope between Moscow and Brussels: Russia pulls plug on South Stream pipeline, reroutes LNG through Turkey, Putin informs Serbian counterpart Nikolic, but reaffirms countries’ friendship (i.e., opposition to Kosovo independence); follows Putin’s Oct. state visit to EU candidate Serbia, first-ever Serbo-Russian military exercise near Belgrade, 6 Russian Ilyushin-76s disgorged troops, equipment “under veil of secrecy”; Serbian DM Gasic downplays SREM-2014’s overt threat toward NATO, retired Yugoslav general: “The [Serbian] army is not exclusively facing West right now”; Russian, Serbian air forces to hold joint tactical aviation drills in 2015; Russia to add 2 reactors to Hungary’s Soviet-era Paks NPP under US$12.4 billion deal, Hungarian PM Orban chummy with Putin

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