Zakharova called the accusations Montenegro trying to make excuses for NATO membership

Maria Zakharova

The accusations of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Montenegro Serdiana of Germanovich against Russia over alleged interference in the internal Affairs of the country intended to justify to its own population the NATO membership. This is the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said of the National news service (NSN) on Monday, may 29.

According to the diplomat, the citizens of the Republic “was not eager” to join NATO. “That is why the referendum was not held. Officialdom afraid to show the true figures demonstrating the will of the Montenegrins”, — said Zakharov.

May 28 Minister of foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Serjan Germanovich said that Russia “actively interfered in the internal Affairs” of the country, trying to prevent Podgorica to join NATO.

“Our membership in NATO is not directed against anyone whatsoever, including against Russia. But of course, we can’t accept that somebody else decides where we should be,” said the foreign Minister.

He also added that Podgorica “has economic relations with Moscow,” but it is not the main trading partner of Montenegro. “We have many tourists from Russia and Russian investments in our economy proved to be ineffective,” — said Darmanovic.

Montenegro will formally join the North Atlantic Alliance on 5 June. The country will become the 29th member of NATO. In Moscow said it reserves the right to make decisions for the protection of national security in connection with the decision of the Podgorica to join the bloc.