A pilot of the mixed helicopter squadron smiles after routine flight in Montenegro's Army air base near Podgorica, Montenegro, December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
NATO invited tiny Montenegro Wednesday to join the military alliance in its first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of the U.S.-led bloc further into the Balkans is "irresponsible" action that undermines trust.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the decision to invite Montenegro was not directed at Russia.NATO diplomats said the decision sends a message to Moscow that it does not have a veto on the alliance's eastward expansion, even if Georgia's membership bid has been complicated by its 2008 war with Russia.RIA news agency cited a Russian senator as saying Wednesday that Russia would end joint projects with Montenegro if the ex-Communist country joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.Still, NATO allies are divided over what message to send to Georgia over its long-delayed membership bid, with some European capitals arguing the alliance would be unable to defend the ex-Soviet state in the event of a conflict with Russia.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE