Montenegro in NATO limits Russian influence

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The Senate of the Polish Parliament today unanimously adopted a law on the ratification of the membership of Montenegro in NATO on the grounds that membership of Montenegro has great significance in limiting Russian influence in the Balkans, but also sends a signal that Moscow has no right to veto the expansion of the Western military alliance.

Law was previously adopted by the Sejm of the Polish Parliament and ratification of the membership of Montenegro will be completed in Poland as soon as the president of Poland Andrzej Duda signes the law, and it will become the 29 th member when ratification is completed by all 28 NATO members.

“The decision on the admission of Montenegro in NATO means above all a confirmation of continuity of the open door policy by giving perspective to Georgia, and in the future, to Finland and Sweden too, if those countries decide to join NATO,” it was stated in the ratification rationale.

Senators and deputies of the previous Sejm highlighted in the rationale that the acceptance of Montenegro as a new Western allies has a significance to them also because of stopping Russian influence in the Balkans.

“Membership of Montenegro plays an important dimension in the context of the limitations of Russian influence in the Western Balkans. By receiving Montenegro in NATO we confirm that third countries do not have the right to veto the expansion of this organization,” passed the Polish parliament.

Source: Radio Television Montenegro