Montenegro becomes NATO's 29th member amid bitter opposition from Moscow

/ Jun 6, 2017

Montenegro becomes NATO's 29th member amid bitter opposition from Moscow

Montenegro officially joined NATO Monday, just as the crucial Atlantic alliance appeared imperiled by U.S. President Donald Trump's ambiguous commitment to its mutual defense pledge. Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic submitted Montenegro's official accession papers in a ceremony at the U.S .State Department, making the small ...

/ Apr 13, 2017

U.S. says evidence shows Russia backed coup attempt in Montenegro

The White House ratcheted up its criticism of Russia on Wednesday, pointedly saying it had seen credible reports that Moscow backed an election-day attack in Montenegro last year. A senior administration official — speaking as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Moscow for difficult ...

NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

May 20, 2016

NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

NATO invited the Balkan nation of Montenegro to become its 29th member, agreeing Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its history despite Russia's angry objections. The decision is still subject to formal approval by the U.S. Senate, the alliance's 27 other national ...

Dec 2, 2015

NATO offer of membership to Montenegro may add to tensions with Russia

NATO offered membership to Montenegro, extending its reach deeper into southeastern Europe and potentially adding to tensions with Russia. The 28-nation U.S.-led military alliance agreed to start the entry process at a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said. Full ...