US Vice President Mike Pence said Russia has been working to «destabilise» the Western Balkans and to break up the region from the West, when speaking to Balkans leaders at the Adriatic Charter Summit in Podgorica on Wednesday.
Pence said that the future of Montenegro lies with the West and accused Moscow of planning an attempted coup in Montenegro in October to stop it from joining NATO... Еще. Russia has since dismissed such claims and Montenegro became the 29th member of NATO in June.
Pence also noted that US President Donald Trump «has called clearly on Russia to cease its destabilising activities. And I can assure you, the United States of America rejects any attempt to use force, threats or intimidation in this region or beyond. The Western Balkans have the right to decide your own future, and that is your right alone.»
Pence arrived in Montenegro as part of an Eastern European tour, which was intended to demonstrate Washington's commitment to its security.
Все видео новости темы Новая холодная война: все о противостоянии России и Запада.