MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has a negative attitude toward the further expansion of NATO to the east, including the possible admission of Montenegro to the alliance, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.
"If we abstract from some media reports and statements, the attitude of the Russian Federation toward the further expansion of NATO to the east is well known. This attitude is negative," Peskov told reporters.
On Monday, media reported that US National Security Adviser Mike Flynn would recommend Trump to support Montenegro’s accession to NATO.
The Balkan nation was invited to join the military bloc in 2015. In May 2016, the Alliance members signed a protocol on country's accession, which should be ratified by all 28 NATO member states to allow Montenegro become a full-fledged member.