Sunday, June 11, 2006

Russia recognizes Montenegro's independence - foreign ministry

MOSCOW, June 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russia has recognized the Republic of Montenegro as an independent and sovereign state, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

In a referendum held May 21, the tiny Balkan republic voted to break away from its union with Serbia, completing the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

"In compliance with the Russian president's decree, the Russian side has recognized the Republic of Montenegro as an independent and sovereign state," the ministry said in a statement placed on its website.

Russia has offered Montenegro to hold negotiations on establishing diplomatic relations between the two states at the level of ambassadors and opening embassies in Moscow and Podgorica, the ministry said.

4 comments:

Bg anon said...

Yeah this is an uncomfortable fact for Radical party and Socialist party minded supporting Serbs.

'Mother' Russia apparantly doesnt give a damn. Perhaps one day people will realise its not about eternal brotherhood but eternal interests.

Wim Roffel said...

For those loving history it may be good to remind that Montenegro might not even exist without Russia. It was Russian diplomatic and financial support that helped Montenegro to survive as an independent enclave in the Ottoman empire and it was Russian diplomatic and financial support that enabled it to expand rapidly when the Ottoman empire was in decay.

mitrovica pika pika said...

Bitch ruuffle, you could say the same about Serbia.

Anonymous said...

>> that enabled it to expand rapidly when the Ottoman empire was in decay.


yeah, by taking Albanian lands. Bastards. Them and the Servs