In light of the hostile lines of the Montenegrin authorities, the Russian side reserves the right to retaliate on the basis of reciprocity. This is stated in the commentary of the Russian foreign Ministry posted on the Ministry website.
In Moscow also expressed regret in connection with the ongoing in the Republic of anti-Russian hysteria and reminded that in politics, as in physics, every action generates a reaction.
“We state that the responsibility for this situation lies entirely on the Montenegrin side. In view of the unprovoked initiative of the accession of Montenegro to the anti-EU March 2014 the Russian Federation undertook a symmetrical steps in August 2015,” the document reads.
At the end of may the General Director of the Center for political information Alexei Mukhin said in comments to the National news service (NSN), and its actions against Russia tries to establish itself in NATO. “The place that Montenegro is in the Alliance, similar to the scene of a little boy who moved to a new yard and got in a hostile environment. Now this boy’s different actions, trying to prove to the inhabitants of the yard that is worthy of their attention, that he, too, is worth something,” — said the expert.
On 1 June the Montenegrin authorities announced a ban of entry 149 citizens of Russia and Ukraine. In particular, in the list of undesirable persons got the Vice-Premier of Russian government Dmitry Rogozin, security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Zheleznyak and head of the TV channel “Tsargrad” Konstantin Malofeyev.
The day before the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, the former head of government and leader of the Democratic party of socialists Milo Djukanovic, Parliament speaker Ivan Brajović, as well as a number of other Montenegrin politicians fell to the Russian sanctions list. The restrictive measures introduced in the total of in relation to 70 people, 46 of them — deputies of the Montenegrin Parliament.
5 June Montenegro formally completes the process of accession to NATO. The country will become the 29th member of the organization. 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.