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Montenegro’s NATO membership does note have anti-Russian nature, but it represents a contribution to the peace and stability in the region and in the interest of Montenegrin citizens, Western Balkans and Russia, said Minister of Defense, Predrag Boskovic.
Commenting on the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry stating that Moscow gives itself the right to respond to a “hostile policy” of Podgorica regarding formal completion of the procedure of NATO accession, he reiterated that NATO membership was not directed against anyone, even against Russia.
“We are witnessing the unfavorable Russian position on the issue of Montenegro’s membership in NATO. We took note of it, we surely would not top up the oil on the fire and react to this statement of Russia or the way iti wants to present it to its public,” said Boskovic at a press conference with his Slovak counterpart, Peter Gajdos.
Boskovic said he assumed that the statement was published mostly because of the Montenegrin public who does not look favorably on Montenegro’s NATO membership.
Source: Radio Television Montenegro