U.S. urges Balkans to turn West, away from Russian ‘shadow’

US Vice President Mike Pence (L) shakes hands with Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic (R) prior to their joint press conference in Podgorica on August 2, 2017. US Vice President Mike Pence made his final stop on August 1 in Montenegro on an Eastern European tour aimed at reassuring US allies under "Russian pressure", pledging the US President would sign off on new sanctions against Moscow "soon". AFP / Savo PRELEVIC

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 03, 2017, on page 11.




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