Why Russian Influence in Balkans Failed to stop Montenegro Joining NATO Military Alliance: Analysis

Much to the Kremlin's dismay, Montenegro became the 29th member of North Atlantic Treat Organization on June 5.

"Balkans is a tool for Russians to divide the EU within itself and then transatlantic relations, so they're trying to weaken the European integration, the ties between the Europeans and the Washington, so this would give Russian a leverage agains the West", pointed out Mr Alexander Khara, an expert on security and foreign policy from "Maidan of Foreign Affairs" foundation, in the studio of UATV.

What does this membership mean for the security in such a fragile region, why Montenegro is so important for Russia, how this affects the United States and their political strategies, what are the chances for Ukraine to join NATO - these and other issues were discussed in the studio as well.

 

 

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