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Russia hopes that Montenegro leadership will carry out a balanced policy, said Russian President Vladimir Putin. The outgoing Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic responded that Montenegro had carried put a balanced policy so far and openly said that it felt respect for centuries-long tradition of good cooperation with Russia.

During the ceremony of receiving letters of credence from foreign ambassadors to Russia, including Montenegrin ambassador Igor Jovovic, Putin said that the relations between Montenegro and Russia were always based on friendship.

“We count on Montenegrin government to stick to the balanced policy in order to jointly develop interstate relations in all areas”, said Putin.

Replying to that, the outgoing Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said that so far Montenegro had led a balanced policy and openly said that it respected the centuries-long tradition of good cooperation with Russia.

“We regret that there have been some problems. I think that we haven’t provoked the problems and I believe we have probably caused dissatisfaction of other circles in Russia with our decision to fulfil our national interests. It is the right of every state, regardless of its size. We are carrying out a balanced policy which will take into account the traditional relations”, the prime minister said.

Source: Cafe Del Montenegro