Sands: the prosecution of Montenegro is an attempt to demonize Russia

Sands: the prosecution of Montenegro is an attempt to demonize Russia

MOSCOW, October 26. The Kremlin has compared the statement of the Montenegrin authorities about the alleged involvement of Moscow to protest in this country of the attempt to “search the devil” and the demonization of Russia.

“Famous fun”

“Been searching everywhere for some kind of devil, and to continue to demonize Russia – this is such a famous pastime in many States,” said President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, answering the request of journalists to comment on the statements of the Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo đukanović, claiming that Moscow is related to the organization of protests in Podgorica.

A Kremlin spokesman called the accusations strange.

“But we still hope that common sense will prevail and good judgement will prevail,” concluded Sands.

Protests in Podgorica

According to media reports, early on the morning of 17 October, the Montenegrin police using non-lethal weapons , conducted from September 27 in front of the Parliament building in the capital Podgorica termless protest action.

According to preliminary data, law enforcement agencies arrested 11 people, including members of Parliament from the opposition Democratic front. According to some reports, in medical institutions of Podgorica delivered dozens of people. Suffered and law enforcement officials.

Last weekend in the capital of Montenegro-Podgorica was held the protest action of the opposition against the policy of Prime Minister Milo djukanović, including against the country’s entry into NATO.

The protesters demanded that the Djukanovic resigned and a transitional government. They tried to break into the Parliament building, threw cordons of police with firecrackers and bottles.

In response, guards used tear gas and stun grenades. During clashes to disperse the demonstrators injured 15 police officers and 24.

Recent developments in Podgorica were regrettable. We have repeatedly stressed that the interests of Russia is a stable and successfully developing Montenegro. At the same time, we can see that contrary to the assurances that the Montenegrin leadership receives from Western States, the inclusion of this country in the process of Euro-Atlantic integration does not lead to its consolidation and prosperity. On the contrary, there is political and ideological polarization of society, the exacerbation of socio-economic problems


Resolution on support of integration in NATO

In September, the Parliament of Montenegro .

For the country’s entry into the Alliance was made by 50 MPs out of 79 who participated in the voting. 26 voted against, three abstained.

The resolution said that NATO will “guarantee the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Montenegro, further strengthening the rule of law and democracy, human rights and minority rights and quality of life for every citizen and all society”.

Membership in the Alliance, as stated in the document, will contribute to the strengthening of the international political situation of the country. “Montenegro has thus become an ally of the world’s major powers and a partner in making important decisions regarding not only her, but also regional and global security,” the resolution says.


The expansion of NATO to the East