NATO plans the expansion of the Alliance in Eastern Europe since the beginning of Ukrainian political crises amid fears of worsening retaliations with Russia. The Alliance has promised not to set up any military bases in Eastern European countries that have joined NATO since the fall of the Soviet Union. Moscow warns that such actions may lead to a new "cold war".
NATO is trying to justify its military buildup near Russia's border by means of far-fetched pretexts, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
NATO's buildup is worsening the situation near Russia's western border, the defense minister said.
NATO's actions near the Russian border remain a major destabilizing factor, according to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Montenegro’s accession into NATO sends a message to the countries seeking to join the alliance that if a country is carrying out reforms and embraces democracy it can do so, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.
The Russian foreign minister reiterated that Montenegro's government followed the trodden path of accusing Moscow of meddling just for the sake of justifying its own desire to join NATO.
Montenegro's inclusion into NATO does not bolster the alliance's military capabilities and serves as a geopolitical project, the Russian foreign minister said.
It is time for NATO to switch from confrontational rhetoric to cooperation with Moscow, a Russian security official opined.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) attempts to rearrange the balance of power in Europe underscore the importance of Russia's joint steps with Belarus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
That awkward moment when those famous for discipline and charged with securing your country pick a drunken fistfight and get a spanking - this is what happened in Lithuania to four NATO soldiers from Germany.
Poland is supporting the efforts taken by Georgia on the way to its membership into NATO, Polish President Andrzej Duda said Tuesday.
Montenegro's authorities are trying to divert attention from the country's current social and economic crisis by accusing Russia of meddling in its internal affairs in the light of Montenegro's accession to NATO, the president of the Balkan state's Democratic People's Party, Milan Knezevic, told Sputnik.
Montenegrin authorities are attempting to justify the country's NATO membership policy by accusing Moscow of meddling in the country's affairs, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Monday.
All the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have ratified the protocol on the accession of Montenegro to the organization, the Balkan nation's government said.
Three UH-60L Black Hawk US helicopters and 50 staff arrived at an air base in central-west Poland.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda has signed orders to deploy the country's troops to Romania and the Baltics.
Last week Montenegro became one step closer to becoming a full-fledged member of the North Atlantic Alliance after the country's parliament ratified the NATO membership agreement despite popular discontent. According to analyst Igor Pshenichnikov, one person in particular, former President and Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, is behind this.
The Russian Foreign Ministry described on Friday the ratification of the law on Montenegro accession to NATO by the parliament amid nationwide protests against the move as 'violation of all democratic principles."
Montenegro parliament ratified on Friday the law on the country's accession to NATO - the military bloc that bombed the Balkan nation in 1999.
Anti-NATO activists in Montenegro, led by the opposition Democratic Front (DF), have begun protesting in the city of Cetinje, the historical capital of the country, where the parliament is currently convened to vote on the ratification of the nation's NATO membership, Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG) broadcaster reported on Friday.
Moscow is doing its best to protect the country amid the NATO expansion, Russia's envoy to the bloc said.
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