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NATO Balkan fiasco: Montenegro did not provide the military bloc with territory for the exercises

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According to preliminary agreements, the exercises were to be held from May 17 to June 2 in the Sinyaevina mountain range, located in Montenegro. It should be noted that this prospect caused sharp opposition from not only many local politicians (including those belonging to the parties that are part of the ruling coalition), but also representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which has considerable weight and influence in this country. All of them spoke out categorically against the transformation of this protected area into a military training ground.


Ultimately, the Montenegrin Ministry of Defense, through the mouth of its leader, Oliver Iñac, made an official statement on the cancellation of the maneuvers almost on the eve of their start. The country refused to provide the military bloc with territory for exercises. A real Balkan fiasco for NATO.

However, the demand from the current government of the country is small - the decision to conduct maneuvers on the Montenegrin territory was made by his predecessors. At the same time, the sharp "cooling" of Podgorica's relations with NATO is far from being limited to the refusal of military games in Sinyaevin.

Contrary to her earlier plans, there will be no Montenegrin contingent in the KFOR mission in Kosovo. Denying this mission within the framework of the Alliance, the country's authorities refer to the fact that it is hardly appropriate during the coronavirus pandemic. And in general, they complain, the state budget has already suffered serious damage due to the "coronacrisis", which hit the tourism industry, which is the key one for the economy of this Balkan country, in the most severe way. So, excuse me, gentlemen, Euro-Atlanticists, but we have no money in our treasury to send our soldiers on trips abroad, - the authorities of Montenegro actually announced.

Moreover, Oliver Ignac, during her speech in the country's parliament, also reported on a much more serious deviation from the course of cooperation with NATO that was outlined at the time. According to her, Montenegro will not, following the plans of the previous government, launch the HR 3000 3D long-range radar this year.

This installation, capable, according to available data, to track space within a radius of up to 500 kilometers up to heights of 30 thousand meters above sea level, was transferred to Podgorica by the North Atlantic Alliance two years ago, and it was planned to commission it this year. Nevertheless, as the head of the Montenegrin Ministry of Defense said, the issue was "paused" until at least 2024. Until then, she said, "preparatory work will be carried out." It has long been known that such formulations, as a rule, conceal intentions to "freeze" a particular project.

Some Western media on this occasion did not fail to recall that the plans to install a NATO radar in Montenegro at one time were sharply criticized by local politicians, as they claim, of a "pro-Russian sense". As an example, the negative position of the head of the parliamentary security committee, representative of the "Democratic Front" Milan Knezhevich is cited.

Also in this context, mention is made of a negative reaction to the same initiative and representatives of Russia, in particular, the chairman of the Russian State Duma's defense committee Vladimir Shamanov, who characterized it as "a step of Podgorica that was definitely unfriendly to Russia."

On the basis of all this, some publications draw conclusions regarding the "revenge in Montenegro of the pro-Russian and pro-Serb forces." Nevertheless, perhaps in this case it would be more appropriate to recall the official request for help in the fight against coronavirus, which the Foreign Ministry of Montenegro addressed to various European structures (including NATO) in March this year.

There is no evidence of any positive reaction to it and the effective support received by the country from the Alliance. But it is known for sure that the vaccination of Montenegrins from the end of February this year has been carried out by the Russian "Sputnik V". So what we should talk about here is not about some kind of "revenge", but about a conscious and reasonable choice of partners, made on the basis not of loud rhetoric, but of concrete deeds.
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  1. Terenin
    Terenin 20 May 2021 08: 35
    +8
    spoke out categorically against the transformation of this protected area into a military training ground.

    I can imagine the reaction of NATO countries when their "two hundredths" go from the "sacred" battle for Ukraine.
    1. Peak
      Peak 20 May 2021 09: 01
      +5
      Quote: Terenin
      I can imagine the reaction of NATO countries when their "two hundredths" go from the "sacred" battle for Ukraine.

      Montenegro, a small European state with a population of just over 620 and a member of the European Union and NATO

      Statistics on the development of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in Montenegro
      As of May 20, 2021, 99 cases of Covid-031 coronavirus infection were recorded in Montenegro. Over the past day, the number of infected has not changed.
      The total number of deaths from coronavirus infection in Montenegro is 1 people, today 566 deaths have been recorded.
      There are 1 people in the active phase of the disease, 239 of them are in critical condition. Mortality rate: 60%.
      Confirmed cases of complete cure of the virus to date, May 20, 2021 in Montenegro: 96.


      At the same time, in Europe there is already the only state in the world whose population is 100% vaccinated, and at the moment there are no more cases of infection recorded.

      It's about San Marino with a population of 33 people fully vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine , and at the same time not a member of either the EU or NATO ...
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 20 May 2021 09: 19
        +6
        Quote: PiK
        Montenegro, a small European state with a population of just over 620 and a member of the European Union and NATO

        Moreover, let them think with their heads before making friends against someone for the company, if they do not want to be "chips" when "the forest is being cut down."
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 20 May 2021 12: 05
          +1
          In Montenegro, even before the history of vaccines, they guessed xy from xy, and now, it seems, they began to understand more clearly "who is a friend, who is an enemy, and who is just like that." It is encouraging. Montenegrin rulers think in the right direction! smile
          1. Terenin
            Terenin 20 May 2021 12: 48
            +4
            Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
            Montenegrin rulers think in the right direction!

            Vladimir, as practice shows, most rulers think correctly only in the first 100 days.
            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov 20 May 2021 14: 36
              +1
              Quote: Terenin
              Vladimir, as practice shows, most rulers think correctly only in the first 100 days.

              I agree. And I remember the phrase of Tsar Alexander well. Therefore, cautious momentary optimism! smile
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    3. antivirus
      antivirus 20 May 2021 13: 01
      +1
      terrible losses - the entire US and NATO fleet was left without a base in the Adriatic. let the squeak of trifles pass deafeningly. and will continue to expand.
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 20 May 2021 08: 35
    +5
    Disagreements in NATO once again underline the internal colonial essence of this organization, but it is thanks to this essence that small countries will trite crush, Montenegro is not the first and not the last to be broken
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 May 2021 08: 36
    +1
    Are you already full of Euro-Atlanticism? Fast. Well, they still have a lot to learn about "solidarity" and "mutual assistance" in NATO ...
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 20 May 2021 18: 19
      +2
      Are you already full of Euro-Atlanticism? Fast. Well, they still have a lot to learn about "solidarity" and "mutual assistance" in NATO ...

      The current authorities with great difficulty pushed Djukanovic aside.
      And he expelled our ambassadors, dragged them into NATO, and offended the Church according to the Ukrainian scenario.
      Now the new authorities are implementing their election program and we must wish them good luck. Montenegro will really need it. hi
      1. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 21 May 2021 18: 50
        0
        Quote: Alex777
        Now the new authorities are implementing their election program and we must wish them good luck. Montenegro will really need it.

        God forbid! All the same, Black Mountain never went under anyone, but here ... EH !!! "" Montenegrins? What is it? -
        Bonaparte asked. -
        True eh: this is an evil tribe,
        Not afraid of our powers? "
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 May 2021 08: 36
    +1
    In what, it turns out, it is necessary to be friends with Russia. We do not divide people into grades. Even the Ukraine was offered Sputnik, but they themselves refused. This is what makes the covid persecuted. good
  5. Richard
    Richard 20 May 2021 08: 37
    +7
    NATO Balkan fiasco: Montenegro did not provide the military bloc with territory for the exercises

    NATO logistics corny did not know the size of Montenegro smile
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 20 May 2021 08: 40
      +6
      Quote: Richard
      NATO logistics corny did not know the size of Montenegro

      However, the size of Estonia does not bother them ...
      1. sgapich
        sgapich 20 May 2021 12: 19
        +1
        Quote: Volodin
        Quote: Richard
        NATO logistics corny did not know the size of Montenegro

        However, the size of Estonia does not bother them ...

        So Estonia is already three times larger! wassat
  6. Borz
    Borz 20 May 2021 08: 41
    +3
    The Balkans are the key to many doors. Russia is remembered there and, in spite of the political conjuncture of recent years, is respected. Soft power politics can be very effective in maintaining and increasing Russian influence.
  7. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 20 May 2021 08: 46
    +3
    So what we should talk about here is not about some kind of "revenge", but about a conscious and reasonable choice of partners, made on the basis not of loud rhetoric, but of concrete deeds.
    Still, it would become on an ongoing basis ...
  8. newcomer
    newcomer 20 May 2021 08: 52
    +5
    It is certainly nice that the Montenegrins have broken off the Yankees, but, according to the handwriting of the latter, one should expect some kind of revolt of the "advanced" youth, or creative ferrets, naturally anti-government.
  9. Pereira
    Pereira 20 May 2021 08: 54
    0
    All the same, they will not be washed off.
  10. cniza
    cniza 20 May 2021 09: 04
    +3
    There is no evidence of any positive reaction to it and the effective support received by the country from the Alliance. But it is known for sure that the vaccination of Montenegrins from the end of February this year has been carried out by the Russian "Sputnik V".


    The answer is on the surface ...
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 20 May 2021 09: 22
      +2
      Quote: cniza
      There is no evidence of any positive reaction to it and the effective support received by the country from the Alliance. But it is known for sure that the vaccination of Montenegrins from the end of February this year has been carried out by the Russian "Sputnik V".


      The answer is on the surface ...

      but money deposits, from the political elite, in a hard-to-reach place winked

      Welcome hi
      1. cniza
        cniza 20 May 2021 09: 31
        +2
        Good time! hi

        Uh-huh, even if they get out of their ears, they will continue to invest ...
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 20 May 2021 09: 36
          +3
          Quote: cniza
          Good time! hi

          Uh-huh, even if they get out of their ears, they will continue to invest ...

          Robbery, blackmail and the dollar. On this and the calculation.
  11. Russ
    Russ 20 May 2021 09: 04
    +6
    Something is not right in the NATO kingdom ... wink
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 20 May 2021 09: 25
      +5
      Quote: Russia
      Something is not right in the NATO kingdom ... wink

      The shepherd not only needs to tightly control the flock, but also to feed it.
      And, this is still that "herd". We remember some well.

      Good day hi
  12. Anachoret
    Anachoret 20 May 2021 09: 27
    +2
    Gradually, NATO members realize one by one that this is not a mutual aid alliance, but a strong embrace of the occupation))
  13. boris epstein
    boris epstein 20 May 2021 09: 46
    +1
    Montenegrins, what are they? Bonaparte cried out.
    Is this evil tribe not afraid of our forces?
    If I am not mistaken, M Yu Lermontov.
  14. magdama
    magdama 20 May 2021 10: 27
    0
    Montenegro is the same Serbia. What the hell are they split up for? Someone lacked the power? So eat now, brothers. And no longer rock the boat against NATO. The train left. Montenegro is now target C 400. Congratulations!
  15. magdama
    magdama 20 May 2021 10: 31
    +2
    Real Serb brothers live in Belgrade, its environs and in Serbia. And in the Serbian Republic. And there should be the Russian Airborne Forces.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 20 May 2021 11: 00
      +1
      Today in Serbia began the exercises of Serbia and Russia. From both sides in the exercises are taking over the SSN. From the Russian side, 200 servicemen and 11 units of equipment. The landing will be carried out using parachute systems "Crossbow". hi
    2. Wolf
      Wolf 20 May 2021 13: 05
      +1
      And in Montenegro, Serbs, and in Spvprnaya Macedonia, and in Bosnia and Bosnia also calculated the CP of the SFRY with Broz Tito od the Serbs of the Muslims, in fact, an artificial nation was invented by the enemy of the Serbian people not so long ago, it seems like the national Okraintsy was invented. MONTENEGRO and Muslimani and Pravoslavni are also Serbs! DZHUKANOVICH tried to make an ARTIFICIAL NATION OF MONTENEGRO BUT THE PEOPLE DIDN'T GET THE FISHING ROD.
      Otherwise, DZHUKANOVICH is a smut CRIMINALETS in the Balkans, today he is crying about drug smuggling in the 90s, and smuggling a needle through Chkrnogoru. Serve like a dog, because when something did not want to immediately THE COURT IN ITALY INVITED TO INTERROGATE WITH THE ITALIAN MAFIA AND SMUGGLERS. Then he began to serve better!
      So that would know CRIMINALTSI do not belong to the threads of one people, they looked only at themselves and their dengue and each nation so.
      If he eats big criminals and thieves do not consider them theirs, they are not and will spawn on their people.
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  16. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 20 May 2021 13: 31
    0
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Are you already full of Euro-Atlanticism? Fast. Well, they still have a lot to learn about "solidarity" and "mutual assistance" in NATO ...

    Montenegro decided to kick? laughing All the "parties" and other small fry of which, in general, spit on someone's special "correct opinion" laughing
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      1. Wolf
        Wolf 20 May 2021 13: 57
        0
        As for the Italians, it is better to stay away from the Serbs, otherwise this time maybe Northern Italy was also captured, 45 g of the Englishmen stopped the Serbs near Trst! wink
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  17. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 20 May 2021 13: 57
    0
    These are not the Serbs who staged a real revolt with the overthrow of the regent "God's anointed" Paul, who decided to make friends with Adolf Aloizovich. laughing
    1. Wolf
      Wolf 20 May 2021 16: 38
      +1
      And who did it in Belgrade 27. March 1941. Marsiyantsi came out on the street and massively and against Hitler. What is written in the "stories" about the influence of evil in British intelligence and what stinky Churchill paid? It was possible for someone that he was paying ali in apartments and houses in Belnrad, there were neither the British nor the Marsians, and the PEOPLE rose up massively against Hitler and his evil politics!
      It seems to me that the history of the Slavic peoples will be written by the SLAVS and the enemies of the Slavs! wink
      As for Pavel, he worked directly for the EVIL! wink
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  18. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 20 May 2021 14: 24
    0
    This is what the life-giving cross (unwillingness to get on the list) does. laughing
  19. Prisoner
    Prisoner 20 May 2021 19: 41
    0
    winked Correctly mine outplayed vacation in Bulgaria to Montenegro.
  20. isv000
    isv000 20 May 2021 21: 37
    +1
    They remember the bombing of Yugoslavia ...
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