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Vejvoda: Montenegro has aligned its policy with the EU over Skripal

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PODGORICA – Ivan Vejvoda, director of the ‘Europe at Risk?’ project at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, in his interview with Pobjeda, said Montenegro has aligned its policy with the European one by expelling a Russian diplomat. This has been an expected move by the Montenegrin government.

“Sergei Skripal poisoning case has obviously affected the EU and NATO member states and countries are now showing their solidarity with London’s finger-pointing over the Skripal case. Bearing in mind Montenegro is the NATO member state and one of the leading EU candidate states, ordering a Russian official to go home represents an expected move of the Montenegrin government,” said Vejvoda.

Vejvoda reminded that not all the EU member states decided to order Russian diplomats to leave their countries, but Europe has common position to extend sanctions on Russia, imposed over the annexation of Ukraine’s peninsula of Crimea.

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