The foreign Ministers of the countries participating in NATO on 2 December at the summit in Brussels was officially invited Montenegro to begin accession negotiations with the Alliance, which, presumably, will last one and a half to two years.
Montenegro joined the NATO program “Partnership for peace” in Confederation with Serbia in 2003. In 2006, after declaring its independence it has confirmed the participation in this program. In 2009 she received the action Plan on membership in NATO.
“The mechanism of permanent reproduction of the cold war, now joined and Montenegro”
The Chairman of the international Affairs Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev beginning of the process of accession of Montenegro to NATO is deplorable. “The plot, of course, regrettable,” he wrote on his page on the social network Facebook Senator.
The expansion of NATO to the East
Kosachev recalled that the time the first Secretary General of NATO, Lord Ismay remarked that NATO’s purpose is to “keep Russians out of Europe, Americans in Europe, and German – controlled Europe.” “This objective is properly executed even after the end of the cold war and the division of Europe was overcome,” stated the Senator. He expressed regret that “the mechanism of permanent reproduction of the cold war, now joined and Montenegro”.
According to Kosachev, Russia has “had all the historical, ethnic, spiritual and cultural grounds” to consider Montenegro to be a close state and the people. “This is our choice, but we have every right to believe its wrong and not non-alternative”, – said the politician.
According to Kosachev, “the small States of Europe for many years consciously formed the impression that for them there is no alternative to NATO in the security sphere”.
The expansion of Euro-Atlantic structures to the East “brings down the existing system of European security”, key principle of which was “the indivisibility of security, the inability of one security at the expense of others”, and “automatically jeopardizes all who are outside NATO,” said Kosachev.
The country’s leadership draws it into NATO against the will of the people
The accession of Montenegro to NATO will not benefit neither Podgorica nor Brussels, because the Montenegrin leadership is dragging the country into the Alliance against the will of a considerable part of the people, and the West will have to deal with “criminal regime” Milo djukanović, said the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.
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“The people of Montenegro to decide their fate. But the current leadership of this country draws her into the NATO it is against the will of the people. Violated a fundamental democratic principle of making such important political decisions dictating the mandatory holding of a national referendum”, – said the Klintsevich.
The politician also drew attention to the “Western colleagues, with whom they are going to cooperate in the framework of military Alliance”. “It is well known that the regime of Milo đukanović is the criminal, and his work goes even beyond the national borders,” the Senator said.
In his opinion, “public opinion in Western countries should know that the weapons that the terrorists shot the civilian Parisians, came into their hands from military warehouses in Montenegro”. “It is easy to check by numbers of terrorists have seized weapons,” – said the MP.
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Klintsevich believes that “real threat for national security of Montenegro is Milo đukanović, the agreement to create in the country the so-called “Muslim ghetto”, mark there are about 30 thousand refugees from the Middle East”. “It’s no secret that among the refugees there are a significant number of supporters of the IG, directly involved in terrorist attacks”, he added.
“A situation in which the Alliance, in addition to Turkey is a direct accomplice of international terrorism, can enter another country, to put it mildly, of very doubtful reputation,” said the Senator, adding that this is contrary to the assertions of the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, that the “open door policy pursued by the Alliance promotes security and stability”. “In fact, everything happens exactly the opposite,” said the Klintsevich.
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