22:59 GMT21 October 2020
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    There is the possibility that under the new United States presidential administration Washington and Moscow could form a military alliance, said Nebojsa Medojevic, the leader of the Montenegrin Movement for Changes (PzP) opposition party.

    The lawmaker is on a working visit to the US. In particularly, he has met US Senate advisers and specialists currently working on a new US foreign policy conception.

    In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, Medojevic shared thoughts on the future of Russia-United states ties under the new US president.

    According to the lawmaker, during the presidency of Donald Trump, US foreign policy will see a number of significant changes.

    "Now, there is a transition period in American foreign policy. The new presidential administration will focus on the large number of serious domestic issues, many of which result from the aggressive and expansionist policies by the previous administrations," he pointed out.

    Medojevic suggested that Trump’s administration will stop considering Russia as a threat to the national security.

    "Currently, there is a plan in the making, according to which Russia and the US are expected to become close allies and even military allies. Terrorism will be regarded as the priority threat. It cannot be destroyed until Moscow and Washington join efforts," he said.

    According to Medojevic, such strategic changes will lead to "serious reforms within NATO."

    "Will the alliance continue to exist or will a new mechanism of collective defense be established? The question remains open because if Russia and the US became partners in maintaining global stability, then NATO would face global changes to its principles and activities," the Montenegrin politician suggested.

    He also commented on Montenegro’s future membership of NATO.

    "Currently, the country is only one foot in NATO, and the question is whether the alliance still needs it," Medojevic said.

    According to him, the new US administration has a certain understanding that it is not necessary to continue NATO’s eastward expansion at the moment.

    "This issue should remain open for dialogue between Trump’s administration and the Kremlin," he said.

    Commenting on Montenegro’s accession to NATO, Medojevic suggested that the issue is unlikely to be a stumbling block in dialogue between the US and Russia.

    "I have a feeling that Trump is not an avid supporter of Montenegro’s accession to NATO. At the same time, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is not strictly against. This country is no longer an important problem for Washington and Moscow," he concluded.

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