Montenegro was bent on becoming part of the Western military alliance, causing them to be adopted as the 29th member of NATO on Monday. The United States accorded due accolades to such persistence despite the pressure from Russia.
Russia’s pressure on Montenegro includes the warning about retaliation against Montenegro’s aggressive course, and detested the country’s fear for anti-Russia – this was made open when Montenegrin Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic attended a State Department to mark the accession at Washington.
Trump shoved Markovic in a NATO summit last month, and that was Markovic’s maiden encounter with President Trump. However, Markovic advocated that the United States economy is relieved by allies spending on defense.
Speaking to Pence, Markovic pointed out that by 2024, NATO will be able to meet the set target of spending only a 2% of its GDP on defense. Sequel to the sanctions against Russia, the country’s Foreign Minister stated that Montenegro took up the responsibility.
Montenegro’s accession gains applaud
The ministry stated that there is payback for anything. As such, Russia has settled to take retaliatory measures on the hostile course the Montenegrin authorities have chosen. Thomas Shannon, at the State Department U.S, applauded Montenegro for showing its sovereign powers by selecting its alliances despite the foreign press. Referring to a statement by Donald Trump at a Joint Congress on February 28, Shannon said that all nations could go their paths, and America doesn’t go against that.
Montenegro’s joining was necessary for security as well peace, Nato Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg stated. Such act shows other states that want to become members that reformation brings about an increased defense, armed forces, strengthen democracy and promotes the law.
The road to becoming the 29th member
The relationship between Montenegro and Russia deteriorated when the former sought to the anti-Moscow alliance set up in 1994, NATO. According to Montenegro, local pro-Russian parties in collaboration with Russian spy agencies attempted to cut the idea. Consequently, assassinating Milo Djukanovic, the then Prime Minister.
The Russian ambassador was invited over last week to object the mere confinement of a Socialist who is a deputy at the Democratic Party of Socialists. Markovic also stated that Kremlin had banned some Montenegrin officials from going to Russia.
A statement from the White House statement advocates that countries should not be interfered by others when it comes to choosing their allies.