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Russia Slams Pence’s ‘Cold War Rhetoric’ in Montenegro

Russia denounced what it called "destabilising" comments made by US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Montenegro and said they exposed a Cold War mentality in Washington.

Dusica Tomovic
BIRN
Podgorica
US Vice President Mike Pence in Podgorica on Wednesday. Photo: gov.me

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday criticised US Vice President Mike Pence for making what it said was the latest in a series of anti-Russian statements while visiting the Montenegrin capital Podgorica earlier this week.

The Russian ministry said that Pence offered the Balkans false and "destructive" choices that would "inevitably lead to mounting tensions" in the region.

"The United States is actively peddling the thesis that there is no alternative for south-eastern Europe to joining NATO," it said.

Pence said on Wednesday in Montenegro that “Russia has worked to destabilise the region, undermine your democracies, and divide you from each other and from the rest of Europe”.

He urged Balkan leaders to "be resolute and uncompromising in the face of [Russian] aggression".

Moscow strongly objected to Montenegro joining NATO earlier this year, as the Kremlin sees the Western military alliance’s expansion as a threat to Russia’s security.

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