Comment by the Information and Press Department on US President Donald Trump signing the US instrument of ratification of the protocol on Montenegro’s accession to NATO

April 13, 2017

On April 11, US President Donald Trump signed the US instrument of ratification of the protocol on Montenegro’s accession to NATO, which had been earlier approved by the US Senate.
We view this step as a sign of inertia in Washington’s policies and a reflection of the logic of confrontation in Europe, where new dividing lines are being drawn.
We state that the effort to involve Montenegro in NATO disregards the real opinion of this Balkan country’s people. Millions of dollars are allocated to support pro-NATO puppet NGO’s in order to create an illusion that the Montenegrin leaders’ lop-sided course enjoys broad popular support.
We note that there is growing criticism of the efforts to sneak Montenegro into NATO even in the United States, where people justly doubt that this step will benefit the alliance itself and strengthen European security.
We regard the policy of including Montenegro in NATO as profoundly erroneous; it runs counter to the core interests of the people of that country and is damaging for the stability of the Balkans and Europe as a whole.