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Why does NATO absorb Montenegro

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19 May at a meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member countries in Brussels signed a protocol on the accession of Montenegro to the North Atlantic Alliance. Now Montenegro participates in the meetings of the NATO Council as an observer, and when all member countries of the bloc ratify the protocol, Montenegro will become the 29 member of this military bloc.


Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said that he hoped for full membership in the block by the middle of 2017. May 27 Montenegro, represented by its military representative Captain 1 rank Dragoslav Pumpalovic, has already participated in the meeting of the military committee of the bloc (as an observer). Addressing the participants of the meeting, Pumpalovic called the integration into NATO "the number one priority of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of Montenegro".

What is still a small Montenegro, the value of which tiny armed forces are insignificant for NATO, is it interesting for the alliance? The whole Montenegrin army has a little more than 2000 people. Since Montenegro withdrew from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2006, its army is only doing what is “reformed” and reduced.

Why does NATO absorb Montenegro


There are no ground forces in Montenegro. Previously, there was an infantry brigade, but it was disbanded, and the infantry and rear battalions from its composition were transferred to the General Staff. In addition, the army has companies of the military police, intelligence and communications, as well as the guard. In fact, only one infantry battalion is able to conduct combat operations. It is equipped with several armored personnel carriers and vehicles, there are also mortars and anti-tank systems. There is no heavy equipment - the Montenegrins didn’t get BMPs, and out of 62 tanks T-55 all but one car were fired at metal ...

The air force in Montenegro is also symbolic. All Montenegrin air force has 230 man and airbase in Golubovtsy. Only 9-10 helicopters can climb into the air, including five Gazelles made back in Yugoslavia. Another fifteen helicopters and several aircraft are in storage. They do not plan to restore them or acquire new Montenegrin military. According to the plan of the General Staff, announced 25 February, the Air Force in the future should be represented only by transport helicopters. They now include an air defense company, equipped with outdated Strela-2 MANPADS and Bofors anti-aircraft installations. Under the pretext that the republic’s sky remains uncovered, two days after Montenegro’s accession to NATO, it concluded an agreement with a member of this block Croatia, according to which Croatian specialists stationed at the Golubovci airbase will control the republic’s airspace.

Montenegrin fleet numbering 350 people is also of no greater power. Of the fighting ships inherited from Yugoslavia, two frigates of the Kotor type and two rocket boats of the Konchar type have survived. Currently, they are being converted into patrol ships, heavy weapons dismantled on them.

From a military point of view, only the former Yugoslav naval base in the Bay of Kotor represents a certain value for NATO, but its present state leaves much to be desired, it needs regular maintenance and equipment with basic equipment. The plans of the Ministry of Defense of Montenegro for the development of military infrastructure to allocate 20 million euros, but it is not known whether the work on the modernization of the base in Kotor Bay will be financed.

The real reasons for the hasty accession of Montenegro to the alliance are dictated, most likely, by the political situation in the Balkans. In Brussels they expect that, once in NATO, Montenegro will, firstly, alienate Russia, and secondly, serve as an example for neighboring Serbia. After all, the Serbs, who have not yet eroded the memory of the barbaric bombing of 1999, remain a problem for NATO. And in the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina, they also remember about the NATO bombing of 1994-1995. and generally about the role of the alliance in the Bosnian war.

If all 28 of the NATO member countries ratify the protocol on the accession of Montenegro to the alliance, this will have a demonstration effect. Living in Western grants NGOs in Serbia and in Montenegro tirelessly assert that the more Serbs will be within the bloc, the better. An organization called the Atlantic Union of Montenegro directly writes on its website that if the Serbs in Montenegro see themselves as part of NATO, it will make the whole of Serbia and the Bosnian Serbs, who for now “block accession to the Bosnia and Herzegovina bloc.” Atlanticists from Montenegro claim that the North Atlantic Alliance will give this republic large financial injections, a stable democracy, and most importantly - “protection against Putin’s aggressive policies.” First of all, the propaganda of these NGOs is aimed at Montenegrin youth, who are brainwashed in various forums and seminars.

The truth is that Montenegro will not receive any protection in NATO. The North Atlantic alliance has not protected anyone for a long time, but there are enough examples of aggression committed by them. Joining the alliance will largely finish off the already complicated relations with Russia, which Djukanovic successfully spoils for many years. Montenegro itself will be embroiled in all sorts of adventures, and the Montenegrin military will be used as cannon fodder in third-rate areas. However, at the upcoming parliamentary elections in Montenegro in September 2016, Montenegrins still have a chance to say no to Djukanovic and his catastrophic policy. In any case, these elections will be a referendum on the issue of NATO for Montenegro.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 20 July 2016 09: 09
    +1
    Full membership? Will micro-state influence NATO policy? Do not tell my horseshoes ...
    1. avt
      avt 20 July 2016 09: 11
      +4
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Full Membership?

      Membership with the transfer of control to the Albanians, so that in case of Montenegro did not buck.
      1. Was mammoth
        Was mammoth 20 July 2016 09: 33
        -2
        Quote: avt
        Membership with the transfer of control to the Albanians, so that in case of Montenegro did not buck.

        And I would ask a question, why Montenegro needs NATO? As far as I understand, the people do not need it. Nearby very restless neighbors. Consider no army. And how Russia helped Yugoslavia, Serbia entered a shameful page in our history. According to Djukanovic, it turns out that the only "guarantor of independence" is NATO.
        1. cniza
          cniza 20 July 2016 09: 48
          +8
          This is done only for one purpose - so that Russia does not come there.
          1. Al1977
            Al1977 20 July 2016 09: 58
            -2
            Quote: cniza
            This is done only for one purpose - so that Russia does not come there.

            What should Russia do there?
            1. asadov
              asadov 20 July 2016 11: 30
              0
              if only sunbathing
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        3. Al1977
          Al1977 20 July 2016 09: 58
          -2
          Quote: There was a mammoth
          And I would ask, why Montenegro is NATO?

          In a turbulent world, you need to cling to the strong. Nobody will attack the NATO countries, will not arrange a hybrid war. And geographically they are part of Europe. And Europe is part of NATO.
          People from ancient times united in military blocs. Nothing new.
        4. Berkut24
          Berkut24 20 July 2016 10: 14
          +1
          That Yugoslavia, that Serbia always distanced themselves from Russia. They did not enter into any Warsaw treaties; they never had allied relations with the USSR and Russia (with the exception of the end of World War II). Especially during the time of Milosevic, who, like Gaddafi, played round dances with the Americans.
          Women's boots were sold to us, it was the case. But this is not a reason to lay the heads of our guys there.
          1. SokolfromRussia
            20 July 2016 17: 43
            -1
            Serbia was an ally of Russia from the beginning of the 19 century and until the end of the First World War, albeit with small interruptions.
      2. shibi
        shibi 20 July 2016 09: 40
        0
        Funny ...
        Next to the huge overseas member, the militos-member Montenegro will be an equal partner ...
        Not those films, adnakha, the guys from NATO are watching small members.
    2. seti
      seti 20 July 2016 09: 12
      +3
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Full membership? Will micro-state influence NATO policy? Do not tell my horseshoes ...

      Yes, I was also amused. It's like a pig block - and not for a good deed and it’s hard, but it drags all one.
    3. vkl.47
      vkl.47 20 July 2016 09: 16
      +1
      the task is to fight with someone else’s hands. whoever? yes do not care. Europe is a pawn and six
      1. Al1977
        Al1977 21 July 2016 13: 34
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        Quote: vkl.47
        the task is to fight with someone else’s hands. whoever? yes do not care. Europe is a pawn and six

        Are they going to fight with us? But to attack or defend?
    4. vlad66
      vlad66 20 July 2016 09: 18
      +8
      Atlantists from Montenegro assure that the North Atlantic Alliance will give this republic great financial injections, stable democracy, and most importantly, “protection from Putin’s aggressive policy.”

      One method that in / in Ukraine was brainwashed, in the Balkans, in the whole world, and after all, sheep believe these tales and plunge their countries into bloody chaos.
    5. Vend
      Vend 20 July 2016 09: 46
      -1
      For this, Yugoslavia was destroyed in order to swallow the territory piece by piece.
      1. Al1977
        Al1977 21 July 2016 14: 31
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        Quote: Wend
        For this, Yugoslavia was destroyed in order to swallow the territory piece by piece.

        No.
  2. avt
    avt 20 July 2016 09: 09
    +3
    Why does NATO absorb Montenegro
    Just in case. What if the insidious Russians stir up some kind of "Tartus" in the Adriatic?
  3. Teberii
    Teberii 20 July 2016 09: 15
    -1
    What matters is not Montenegro, but the Black Sea, to make NATO the outskirts. Take away the status of the inland sea. I think the consequences are clear.
  4. 3vs
    3vs 20 July 2016 09: 16
    0
    "Why is NATO absorbing Montenegro?"
    The bandits are in power, and what is the purpose of the bandits is to bandage everyone with blood.
    And then Montenegro and Serbia want to stay clean, will not work ...
  5. Same lech
    Same lech 20 July 2016 09: 18
    -1
    Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said he hopes for full membership in the bloc by mid-2017.


    Dzhukanovich is a renegade to the marrow of bones .... that’s what the coming to power of such traitors to the interests of his people as a result of color revolutions leads to.
    Montenegro will become the same appendage to NATO as BULGARIA.

    In general, I am surprised by the naivety of the leaders of these countries about being fully legitimate in such structures as NATO or the EU ... Americans and Germans rule the ball there.
    The Anglo-Saxons and Germans have historically pursued a policy of expansion into foreign lands ... by military means, they have now failed quite successfully enslaving simpletons by economic and political methods.
    1. alatanas
      alatanas 20 July 2016 10: 40
      -1
      Only US rules. to be admitted to the EU, you need to become a member of NATO. That’s the whole story.
    2. Altona
      Altona 20 July 2016 15: 54
      -1
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      Dzhukanovich renegade to the marrow of bones ....

      ------------------
      Milo Djukanovic is a national traitor and henchman of the United States. The USA places such "democrats" according to the worked out scheme in all countries. An ordinary "boot kisser" of the United States, he doesn't care about the opinion of the people.
  6. Denis DV
    Denis DV 20 July 2016 09: 19
    +1
    Dzhukanovich is a dictator and wants to remain in power with the help of NATO bayonets, his army support is not.
  7. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 20 July 2016 09: 31
    -1
    "Stable democracy" is an oxymoron, however laughing

    This is the Communist-President-Prime Minister Djukanovic wants to steadily rule Montenegro.
    1. Al1977
      Al1977 21 July 2016 14: 31
      0
      Quote: Gormengast
      This is the Communist-President-Prime Minister Djukanovic wants to steadily rule Montenegro.

      How familiar this is.
  8. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 20 July 2016 09: 40
    +8
    Quote: seti
    Quote: oleg-gr
    Full membership? Will micro-state influence NATO policy? Do not tell my horseshoes ...

    Yes, I was also amused. It's like a pig block - and not for a good deed and it’s hard, but it drags all one.

    It is sad, but you are absolutely right. Only a complete mu ... sorry, dull-witted character believes in the "democratic structure of NATO." They just buy the elite, everyone is not interested in the population.
    Many years ago, officers of the Belgian General Staff shared that the "nuclear club" makes decisions: there even the Germans are asked to wait, and the parasites, the Italians, the Spanish, the Portuguese and others, are simply told "their opinion." This is the kind of democracy and equality.
    1. 97110
      97110 20 July 2016 12: 16
      0
      Quote: Pete Mitchell
      They just buy the elite

      What are the claims to the purchased elite? I read comments - naivety, microstate, member - Manipuska. You just met the right thought. To laugh at the stupidity and naivety of the Djukanoviches is stupid. They are stupid and naive no more than our hunchback. He sold our homeland for a hat of crackers and is flourishing. He regularly comments, and no one in the country he sold to him is stupid and naive. Probably the Gorbachev Center project at the expense of the Russian budget is ready.
  9. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 20 July 2016 09: 56
    -2
    It was Montenegro, and after joining NATO it will become Chornogory.
    1. Altona
      Altona 20 July 2016 15: 57
      -1
      Quote: Exorcist Liberoids
      It was Montenegro, and after joining NATO it will become Chornogory.

      --------------------
      Call Obamagoria right away. Do you come up with new vocabulary?
    2. Al1977
      Al1977 21 July 2016 14: 34
      0
      Quote: Exorcist Liberoids
      It was Montenegro, and after joining NATO it will become Chornogory.

      In vain you are sooo beautiful country. You, I suppose, were not there.
  10. Army soldier2
    Army soldier2 20 July 2016 12: 14
    -1
    Quote: Was Mammoth
    Quote: avt
    Membership with the transfer of control to the Albanians, so that in case of Montenegro did not buck.

    And I would ask a question, why Montenegro needs NATO? As far as I understand, the people do not need it. Nearby very restless neighbors. Consider no army. And how Russia helped Yugoslavia, Serbia entered a shameful page in our history. According to Djukanovic, it turns out that the only "guarantor of independence" is NATO.


    Of course, Berkut24 has already answered this passage, but I would like to learn more about the "shameful page of our history". What do you suggest yourself? To fight for those who distanced themselves from Russia (USSR), did not want to fight and surrender their presidents even without 30 pieces of silver?
    no need to transfer interhuman relations (friendship, fraternity, mutual assistance) to interstate relations. This is stupid!
    1. Was mammoth
      Was mammoth 20 July 2016 13: 46
      -1
      Quote: Army 2
      ... but I would like to learn more about the "shameful page of our history

      I can recall from a decent one only a U-turn with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and a drop of paratroopers in Pristina. I don’t want to write about the unworthy.
      The influence of Russia on events in the territory of Yugoslavia is now equal to or approaching zero. The loss of influence is the result of those years.
  11. Alex_Tug
    Alex_Tug 20 July 2016 15: 15
    -1
    Why does NATO absorb Montenegro

    All Montenegrin air forces number 230 people and the air base in Golubovtsi.

    Maybe they will enter the air base in the logistics of NATO transportation.
    From a military point of view, only the former Yugoslav naval base in the Bay of Kotor is of certain value to NATO

    You can also arrange a transshipment point, gas station, repair base.

    The last option, the Russians will not get it. Can Brexit accelerate.
  12. Darth Revan
    Darth Revan 21 July 2016 07: 42
    0
    Montenegro and Montenegro - oh, how politically incorrect! wassat It would be necessary to rename. Let's say to Elgabatia! fool wassat