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Pence directly accused Russia of destabilizing the Balkans and attempting a coup in Montenegro

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At the Adriatic Charter summit in the capital of Montenegro, US Vice President Mike Pence made a speech in which he directly accused Russia of trying to destabilize the Western Balkan region and organizing an attempted coup in 2016 in Montenegro to prevent the republic from joining NATO. The broadcast was conducted on the website of the National Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG), reports RIA News

As you know, Russia continues to attempt to define new international borders by force. Here, in the western Balkans, Russia tried to destabilize the region, undermine democracy and divide you among themselves, with the West and the rest of Europe
- said the vice president of the United States -
Russia's intentions were clear last year, when Moscow agents tried to thwart the elections in Montenegro, attack the parliament, and even kill the prime minister, in order to dissuade the people of Montenegro from joining NATO




The replica of the American guest was interrupted by general applause, but it was not shown who of the present heads of government of the region supported his speech.

In early June, Montenegro officially became the 29 member of the North Atlantic Alliance. A significant part of the population of this former Yugoslav Republic opposed joining the alliance. Protests were held in the country.

Commenting on Montenegro’s entry into NATO, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that in exchange for Montenegro’s loyalty to anti-Russian sanctions and anti-Russian policy, NATO membership was also imposed on it.

Western politicians and special services, including American and European, previously accused Russia of preparing a coup in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro. However, specific evidence of these allegations never resulted. Official representatives of the Russian Federation called these accusations unfounded. Earlier, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry called Montenegrin statements about Russia's "interference" in the affairs of the country unscrupulous. Prior to this, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the accusations against Russia were aimed at justifying their own membership of NATO membership before their own people.
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  1. Observer2014
    Observer2014 2 August 2017 15: 58
    +7
    Pence directly accused Russia of destabilizing the Balkans and attempting a coup in Montenegro
    Well, whoever has the thought surrendered Montenegro to us ?! Personally, I don’t have enough imagination. laughing
    1. You Vlad
      You Vlad 2 August 2017 16: 07
      +1
      Quote: Observer2014
      Well, whoever has the thought surrendered Montenegro to us ?! Personally, I don’t have enough imagination.

      That is, the expansion of NATO does not bother you? Montenegro is included in the belt of containment of Russia.
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 2 August 2017 16: 24
        +1
        You Vlad
        That is, the expansion of NATO does not bother you? Montenegro is included in the belt of containment of Russia.
        And Chenogoria, the main link in this belt?. And so Russia was preparing a coup there. Fuh. At least they didn’t come up with a pipe about it again. It's not for you You Vlad That’s in general.
        1. You Vlad
          You Vlad 2 August 2017 16: 33
          0
          Quote: Observer2014
          Though again about a pipe did not come up to say

          Well, the conversation was not with you, right? And with whom he understood.
          Quote: Observer2014
          And so Russia was preparing a coup there

          A coup, not a coup, and we have our people there definitely!
          Montenegro is so important for NATO not because of the population (there are only 600 thousand people), not because of the army of several thousand people, but just because of its strategic location - the Montenegrin mountains are the highest point of the Balkan Peninsula, and this is military point of view is also very important. Montenegro has access to this sea 300 km. The Montenegrin coast is important to the West. On the opposite side of the Adriatic Sea is Italy. After Montenegro joins NATO, the Adriatic Sea will be completely closed from a strategic point of view. I can’t firmly state, but there is an assumption that NATO will not even build bases on the Montenegrin coast
          .
    2. may Day
      may Day 2 August 2017 16: 24
      +1
      Well, whoever has the thought surrendered Montenegro to us ?! Personally, I don’t have enough imagination.


      In Montenegro, excellent people live, brotherly people, and without any exaggeration. But the government and the president there were infected with democracy .. the main thing is that the country does not rot!
      1. jjj
        jjj 2 August 2017 16: 29
        +3
        Great people choose for themselves those rulers who like the majority. Now, you can safely squeeze out property from Russians who had the imprudence to invest in Montenegrin real estate.
        And in Pence’s speech, there wasn’t enough white powder tubes
        1. Warrior with machine gun
          Warrior with machine gun 2 August 2017 17: 20
          +7
          Uncle Pence says smoothly, but if you look closely, what exactly does this given Mr. do in his long voyage with a bunch of stops, exactly the same thing - destabilization (and not only the Balkans)
          1. DMB_95
            DMB_95 2 August 2017 18: 51
            +1
            Quote: Warrior with a machine gun
            Uncle Pence says smoothly, but if you look closely, what exactly does this given Mr. do in his long voyage with a bunch of stops, exactly the same thing - destabilization (and not only the Balkans)

            "Penis raged" - only manages to jump from one East European "gap" to another. And everywhere Russia "advertises." And in the Balkans, apparently, they forgot - who chopped with the Ottomans for the sake of their independence, and who just made them the NATO sixes.
      2. Roman 11
        Roman 11 2 August 2017 16: 44
        0
        Quote: mayday
        But the government and the president there were infected with democracy ..

        And why did you decide that the president and the government were infected? They could simply be scared - pointing to the fate of Yanukovych, or there are still tools.

        With the Baltic states or the Poles it’s easier - there is Russophobia, but here the environment is on all sides.
        1. may Day
          may Day 2 August 2017 16: 51
          +1
          Roman 11
          And why did you decide that the president and the government were infected? They could simply be scared - pointing to the fate of Yanukovych, or there are still tools.


          Perhaps you are right, in any case the result is negative .. it turns out that there is sovereignty where leaders have brains (not to become infected with democracy) and eggs (army).
    3. Roman 11
      Roman 11 2 August 2017 16: 33
      +1
      Quote: Observer2014
      why did Montenegro surrender to us?

      Not to us, but to our beau monde. It seems that there is a lot of senators, yes, deputies and such an audience ... you see, not every "servant of the people" is an ideological and conscious fighter for "popular happiness."

      There may be criminals or businessmen, thieves - top mop managers, etc. under different political cloaks? Why not? The field for capital is narrow and visible, maybe the strips of our “ostap” have grabbed it. laughing
    4. HEATHER
      HEATHER 2 August 2017 16: 37
      +2
      He is angry about the association of his last name in Russia.
    5. tamnun
      tamnun 2 August 2017 16: 48
      +1
      Quote: Observer2014
      Well, whoever has the thought surrendered Montenegro to us ?! Personally, I don’t have enough imagination.

      The people are friendly (albeit lazy), understand the language and love the Russians (this is absolutely serious), a good climate, beautiful nature and the sea.
      As a place for tourism - beautiful.
      But when buying real estate - be prepared, corruption is cleaner than Russian.
    6. Samaritan
      Samaritan 2 August 2017 20: 57
      0
      You can change Montenegro to any other state, Americans do not care if only to run into us, though sometimes it turns out very stupid:
  2. krops777
    krops777 2 August 2017 15: 59
    +1
    Pence directly accused Russia of destabilizing the Balkans and attempting a coup in Montenegro


    I’ll continue the thought, that’s the reason, and let's impose sanctions against Russia. wassat
    1. Roman 11
      Roman 11 2 August 2017 16: 22
      0
      Quote: krops777
      I’ll continue the thought, but let's introduce sanctions against Russia.

      This does not work as before. It seems that sanctions have reached the limit of economic opportunities. those. rested on the ceiling, and their further introduction = 0., and maybe a negative effect for them.
      1. krops777
        krops777 3 August 2017 02: 40
        0
        This does not work as before. It seems that sanctions have reached the limit of economic opportunities. those. rested on the ceiling, and their further introduction = 0., and maybe a negative effect for them.


        We already understood this for a long time, but the SGA seems to have moved completely off the coils.
  3. AleksPol
    AleksPol 2 August 2017 15: 59
    +1
    Already afraid of komenty about this brow to write. Yesterday, for calling him the novel of Dostoevsky, the moderators deleted the comment. Apparently love him very much.
    1. Warrior with machine gun
      Warrior with machine gun 2 August 2017 17: 23
      +7
      we are just taught to speak like old Aesop. laughing
      1. AleksPol
        AleksPol 2 August 2017 22: 34
        +1
        This is exactly with the holiday of the Airborne Forces drinks
        1. Warrior with machine gun
          Warrior with machine gun 2 August 2017 23: 03
          +6
          I am naval, but landing with a holiday !!! drinks
  4. Makarov
    Makarov 2 August 2017 16: 05
    0
    It seems that the situation is really heating up ... and I thought that the expulsion of striped diplomats was empty threats ...
  5. Thracian warrior
    Thracian warrior 2 August 2017 16: 07
    0
    In early June, Montenegro officially became the 29th member of the North Atlantic Alliance.

    The 30th and 31st will be Macedonia and Serbia, that's for sure.
  6. pvv113
    pvv113 2 August 2017 16: 10
    +6
    Mike Pence, who in his speech directly accused Russia of trying to destabilize the Western Balkans region and organizing an attempted coup in Montenegro in 2016

    Something I suspected crept in that the tumor that was cut out from McCain’s head was inserted by Pence
    1. vasilev
      vasilev 2 August 2017 16: 29
      +2
      He generally has a head on his shoulders, or is it just a head, which corresponds to his last name with the letter and.
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 2 August 2017 16: 34
        +1
        The head, judging by the photo, seems to be there. It looks like a brain problem
      2. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 2 August 2017 17: 27
        +7
        there seems to be a usb port in entogo head if a flash drive is inserted in Washington, tryndit is just on a flash drive so that this head doesn’t think to itself, and how it would be released without such a flash drive on such a long journey)) and it’s so sad that it’s borzoi "partners" not by the day, but by the hour.
  7. Suharik.inline
    Suharik.inline 2 August 2017 16: 10
    +2
    Quote: AleksPol
    Already afraid of komenty about this brow to write. Yesterday, for calling him the novel of Dostoevsky, the moderators deleted the comment. Apparently love him very much.

    Oh yes, the name of one of the works of this writer fully reflects in my opinion the essence of this political figure.
    And according to Lavrov .......
  8. Roman 11
    Roman 11 2 August 2017 16: 15
    0
    As you know, Russia continues to attempt to define new international borders by force. Here, in the western Balkans, Russia tried to destabilize the region, undermine democracy and divide you among themselves, with the West and the rest of Europe
    - said the vice president of the United States

    I live in Russia and don’t notice something continued efforts to define new international borders by force Pence says, “how do you know?”
    I wonder what they know? Probably in a hurry, he “forgot” that 18 years ago their exclusivity redrawn the borders of the Balkans by force. This is exactly what they should know and remember.
    1. mkop
      mkop 2 August 2017 16: 28
      0
      The phrase "as you know" is used here so that these words do not require proof. It’s as if Pence is not telling them, but they themselves know, and there’s no need to explain anything to anyone — it makes his words an axiom. A simple method of manipulating other people's opinions.
  9. The splinter
    The splinter 2 August 2017 16: 36
    +1
    The United States needs to blame sins for its crimes in Yugoslavia, and not blame Russia!
    1. Warrior with machine gun
      Warrior with machine gun 2 August 2017 17: 29
      +8
      Yes, there are so many crimes behind these three letters that the whole population is not enough for soaking, only they like it before the lantern.
  10. Kerensky
    Kerensky 2 August 2017 16: 40
    +1
    and divide you between you, with the West and the rest of Europe


    Inaccuracy of translation? Or do we divide Montenegro like this: us, the West, the remnants of Europe in pieces? Or did we want to divide them into blacks and highlanders?
    Something the comrade is not saying .... Where is his next visit?
  11. DEPARTMENT
    DEPARTMENT 2 August 2017 17: 01
    0
    Good teachers in Russia were gentlemen, what a howl you raise .. By your own methods we act! There will still be roofing felts .. As we say, "Goal for inventions is cunning ..".! And you all act according to the old patterns, "boring girls"!
    The replica of the American guest was interrupted by general applause,

    And I would add barking and howling ..))))
  12. Kosmotoga
    Kosmotoga 2 August 2017 17: 15
    +1
    even if I had already said it to the end like this ..... "Russia was trying to destabilize the situation, but we prevented them from the Russians, and now, we Africans will destabilize this situation.
  13. Tolstoevsky
    Tolstoevsky 2 August 2017 17: 47
    0
    Noble hutspa, quality
  14. Yugra
    Yugra 2 August 2017 17: 59
    0
    And is he ready to answer for his bazaar? Or is it so, a waste of nothing?
  15. saturn.mmm
    saturn.mmm 2 August 2017 19: 05
    +1
    If Pence slanders, then let him answer in court; they are neither hot nor cold from Zakharova’s statements.
  16. Will
    Will 2 August 2017 20: 15
    +1
    That's right - whoever is for justice, "stirs up water" against the United States. winked
  17. mann-mann
    mann-mann 2 August 2017 21: 46
    +1
    Who will tell me, a mere mortal, why Russia will not declare America our enemy! In addition to the fact that they, the glory of the Russian Army, do not shell us, we have all the signs of aggression from the side of the exceptional "lawless people! But, no, we are begging" from the Kremlin after another nasty thing from America. e. we constantly repeat that we are ready to be friends! Sorry, no matter how much they tell me about the Kremlin’s brilliant tactics, in my eyes it looks like they beat us in the face from time to time, we can’t always give change, but we always offer friendship right there! Stop humiliating yourself and offer friendship to the enemy!
  18. sgr291158
    sgr291158 3 August 2017 05: 50
    0
    Penis has something with his head. So people are obsessed with one and move off the coils.
  19. 1536
    1536 3 August 2017 15: 22
    0
    As they say: Completely overgrown?
    Yes, for one coup in Ukraine, this whole West, together with the United States, is not only necessary to be put in place, but driven from this place, so that it would be inconvenient to arrange and destroy such things another time.
    Americans should roll away from us in order to avoid excesses.
  20. 1536
    1536 4 August 2017 13: 46
    0
    Quote: mayday
    Well, whoever has the thought surrendered Montenegro to us ?! Personally, I don’t have enough imagination.

    In Montenegro, excellent people live, brotherly people, and without any exaggeration. But the government and the president there were infected with democracy .. the main thing is that the country does not rot!

    Do you yourself believe that the president of the country can be separate, and the people separately? Me not.
    You just have to say to this “Kopeyka”: “For the coup organized by the USA in Ukraine, your whole muddy little world will repent to the grave.” I am sure that the ardor immediately diminishes.