Russia urges Montenegro to carry referendum on Nato

Russia has urged Montenegro to carry a referendum on becoming a member of Nato, arguing that much less the half of its inhabitants backed becoming a member of the navy alliance.

International Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova spoke of “deep divisions” within the Balkan nation over the problem.Protesters joined a rally on Saturday after Nato invited Montenegro to affix. The invitation comes 16 years after the Western alliance bombed Montenegro through the Kosovo battle, when it was nonetheless allied with Serbia.

It’s Nato’s first growth into japanese Europe since Albania and Croatia joined in 2009. Nato Secretary Common Jens Stoltenberg described the choice as “historic”. Accession talks are anticipated to take a couple of yr to finish.

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